28-year-old arrested in connection to Merced homicide

MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- Authorities have arrested a 28-year-old man in connection to a homicide investigation in Merced.

The Merced County Sheriff's Office says detectives arrested Jacob Khaoone on Thursday. He's accused of killing 36-year-old Toontep Champa.

Champa was found dead near the intersection of Mission Avenue and Mather Road on October 5.

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Officials have not provided further information regarding their investigation. A motive for the homicide was not released.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the Merced County Sheriff's Office at 209-385-7472.

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