Thomas Sanders to be charged with murder

By Michael Addison - email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Thomas Sanders, a Mississippi man who drifted through several states after he was declared dead in 1994, will be charged with murder in the slaying of a 12-year-old Las Vegas girl whose body was found by hunters in Catahoula Parish.

The sheriff there says his department will charge Sanders with First-Degree Murder once federal prosecutors finish processing him on the kidnapping charge.

Sanders is scheduled to face a federal magistrate Friday at a detention hearing in Alexandria, on the kidnapping charge.

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