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COPY-KLTV 7 Coverage Of The Megan Holden Abduction

The search for 19-year-old Megan Holden is over.

Her body was found in Stanton, Texas around 8:45 this morning.  Stanton is located between Midland and Big Spring.

The suspect, 24 year old Johnny Williams of Tyler is in custody in Willcox, Arizona.. Willcox is just east of Tucson and it's about a 15 hour drive form Tyler.

An officer with the local police department there observed Williams pulling up to a hospital there and exiting the victim's truck. A description of Megan's Ford F-150 had been distributed to law enforcement across the country.

Williams was admitted to that hospital with a gunshot wound to his shoulder.

We're told authorities did recover a handgun in Megan's truck. Tyler investigators, and local FBI agents, are on there way to Arizona to take Williams into custody.

Megan was a 2004 graduate of Henderson High School and friends say she was an outgoing young woman who moved to Chandler just recently.  

She had begun work at the Wal-Mart location at Highway 64 and Loop 323 and just enrolled in the spring semester at Tyler Junior College.   Police says she did not know her alleged attacker.

Investigators say Megan died of a gunshot wound.

We'll have complete coverage on KLTV 7 News at Five, Six, and Ten.

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