TBI announces arrest in east Tennessee homicide case

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 19-year eastern Tennessee man has been jailed for the murder of a woman who went missing in January.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced Monday night that 19-year-old McKinley Code was arrested for the death of 42-year-old Lara Costner.

Investigators found her remains on March 10, more than two months after she disappeared from her Newport home.

Monday the Cocke County Grandy Jury returned indictments, charging Code with first degree felony murder, robbery, second degree murder, and abuse of a corpse.

He was locked in the Cocke County jail on $1,000,000 bond.

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