Ex-Marine suspected of killing teen contacted other young girls, authorities say
KSWB / Madera County
Codi John Slayton

via KSWB:

FRESNO, Calif. (KSWB) -- A 19-year-old former Marine from Oceanside has been arrested in the death of a 16-year-old girl, according to KSEE in Fresno.

Deputies arrested Codi John Slayton on a felony first-degree murder charge. He was held on a $1 million dollar bond, KSEE reports.

Authorities said Josephine Jimenez was found dead in a property in Madera County in October.

Deputies said Slayton used various social media applications to generate and maintain communication with not only with Josephine but young girls throughout California, and possibly other regions of the United States.

In December, a tip from Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) gave Madera County Sheriff's investigators a new lead, KNSD reports. NCIS was investigating Slayton for a separate matter.