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Man Indicted in 2006 Murder of Brooklyn Teen, DA Says

(DNAINFO)  Camille Bautista | June 15, 2016 — Veron Primus, 29, was indicted for the death of Bed-Stuy teen Chanel Petro-Nixon, officials said.

Nearly 10 years after the disappearance of 16-year-old Chanel Petro-Nixon, officials announced the indictment of a suspect linked to the Brooklyn girl’s death.

Veron Primus, 29, was indicted on a murder charge and faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced Wednesday.

Primus, who previously lived in Crown Heights, is currently being held in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean on unrelated charges, officials said. He will be arraigned following his extradition.

Petro-Nixon, 16, was last seen alive on Father’s Day on June 18, 2006, when she left her parents’ home in Bedford-Stuyvesant to visit a friend, officials said.

Source: Man Indicted in 2006 Murder of Brooklyn Teen, DA Says – Bed-Stuy – DNAinfo New York