Auburn Police Announce Arrest in Student Murder Case

An suspect in the murder of an 18-year-old Auburn University student has been arrested, Auburn, Ala., police said this morning in a news conference.

The suspect was arrested Friday after a traffic stop in Phenix City, Ala., on the Georgia border, and he will be charged with several charges, including capital murder, which carries the death penalty, Auburn Assistant Police Chief Thomas Dawson said.

The news conference is still going on, and it wasn't immediately clear how the suspect is linked to the killing of Lauren Burk, who was a freshman at the university.

Burk was found shot and wounded Tuesday night on a state highway a few miles off campus. She died later at a hospital. At about the same time, her car was found on campus engulfed in flames.

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