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Murder suspect back in Evansville

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Pharoah Newton/Source:  Vanderburgh Co. Jail Pharoah Newton/Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - An Evansville murder suspect is back in Vanderburgh County.

14 News has learned 17-year-old Pharoah Newton has been brought back to Evansville from the Saline County Jail in Illinois

That's where he's been held since his October arrest in the murder of 79-year-old Frances Wolf in her home.

For the last two months, detectives have been commuting to and from Saline County to make their case that Newton needed to be returned to Evansville, and that is exactly what happened on Tuesday. 

Now back in Evansville, Newton faces murder and auto theft charges. He's accused of Wolf and stealing her car.

Wolf's car was found days after the murder, burned, in a rural area near Morganfield, Kentucky.

Evansville police say they are glad to see this case move forward.

EPD PIO Steve Green says, "We put a lot of time into this investigation, we finally found out who it was, and where he was located, and now we are just happy to have him back in Indiana so we can begin court proceedings."

Newton is in the Vanderburgh County Detention Center without bond, he won't be in court to face those charges until Wednesday.

We'll keep you updated.

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