Suspect Arrested in Nori Jones Murder Case - East Idaho News

Suspect Arrested in Nori Jones Murder Case

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Brad Compher

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – Pocatello police have made an arrest in connection with the decade-old killing of a 25-year-old woman found dead in her Pocatello home from stab wounds and other injuries.

The Idaho State Journal reports that police announced Wednesday the arrest of 39-year-old Brad Scott Compher of Pocatello.

Police say DNA evidence and fingerprints link Compher to the killing of Nori Jones. Her body was discovered Sept. 28, 2004, by co-workers when she didn’t report for work.

Compher is facing a charge of first-degree murder. Bannock County Prosecutor Steve Herzog says he might seek the death penalty.

Jones had moved to Pocatello in 1999 and worked for the Idaho Department of Labor. At the time of her death she was engaged to be married.

Compher’s first court appearance is Thursday.