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Person of interest identified in Alicia DeBolt case caught
Adam Longoria in Barton County Jail for vehicle theft
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Adam Longoria

The Kansas Highway Patrol nabbed Adam Joseph Longoria of Great Bend, a person of interest in the death of 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt, mid Friday afternoon on Interstate 135 near Salina, Kansas Attorney General Steve Six said.

Longoria, also known as “Rocco” was apprehended at approximately 11:50 a.m. by the Kansas Highway Patrol on Interstate 70 near mile marker 233 west of Salina. Longoria was driving a 2002 white Ford Explorer that had been stolen early Friday morning between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. from the offices of the Venture Corporation south of Great Bend. The vehicle was reported stolen around 8:45 a.m. on Friday morning.

Longoria is currently being held in Barton County on a warrant for the stolen vehicle.

“As the investigation into the murder of Alicia Debolt continues, we continue to urge individuals with any information on this case to come forward to law enforcement,” said Six. “Law enforcement continues to use all tools at their disposal to provide justice for Alicia and her friends and family.”

Great Bend Police, Barton County Sheriff’s Office and Kansas Bureau of Investigation officers executed a search warrant at Longoria’s residence at 1801 Eighth St. late Thursday night. He was questioned at the time, but was not held.

DeBolt was last seen alive by her mother Tammy Conrad at about 11 p.m. Saturday when she left home for a party with a 19-year-old male. Her burned body was found at the Venture asphalt plant west of Great Bend Tuesday afternoon. Six announced Thursday that his office would prosecute the case.

Anyone with information is urged to call 1-800-KS-CRIME, the GBPD at 620-793-4120, 911, or Crime Stoppers at 620-792-1300 or 888-305-1300