Detectives say 20-year-old Jesus Vasquez stabbed the 14-year-old girl in the neck and left her partially naked body in a mobile home on Chambers Loot Road.
Timberlake resident Janie McKinney says she had seen the girl hanging out in the neighborhood.
"She was just a young girl, probably a troubled teen, problems at home, there might have been some drugs involved, just looking for someone to love her, someone to care about her, I guess," McKinney says.
The victim has been identified as Genevieve Folmar. She was reported missing from her home a few weeks ago. Detectives do not know how the killer and the victim crossed paths.
They say they are arresting Vasquez and charging him with murder in Randolph County.
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