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(OKLAHOMA CITY) — A 19-year-old man suspected in the murder of his 17-year-old girlfriend in Washington State has been arrested in Oklahoma City, according to authorities.

Jarod Lane was picked up by Oklahoma City troopers on Monday after witnesses reported seeing a man along a highway, according to ABC News station KOCO.

Lane didn’t put up a fight when they captured him, and according to officers at the scene he admitted that he was wanted in connection with a homicide case in Washington, police told KOCO.

Lane was wanted after his ex-girlfriend, Jessica Scholl, was found dead on May 25 inside a burning home in Renton, Wash.

Renton Police Deputy Chief Erik Wallgren said firefighters arrived to find a couch on the second floor burning and the girl on the floor, unconscious.  Attempts to revive her were unsuccessful.  No one else was present inside the house.

Injuries were found on Scholl’s body, and investigators ruled her death a homicide, Renton Police spokesman Terri Vickers told KOCO.

Lane is being held at the Oklahoma County Jail until he is extradited to Washington.

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