EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Exactly one week after 79-year old Frances Wolf was found dead in her home near downtown Evansville, there's a break in her murder case.
Police have a teenage suspect in custody. Evansville Police say 17-year-old Pharoah Deshawn Newton has been arrested for the murder of Wolf.
Evansville police are charging the 17-year-old with murder after his arrest in Saline County, Illinois. Officers say they've been keeping watch over Newton since Wolf's death one week ago.
Assistant Chief Rob Hahn with the Evansville Police Department says, "There was a previous warrant for his arrest out of Saline County. He was arrested without incidence at his mother's home. He was being held there until our detectives talked to him and they followed up by arresting him for this murder."