ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke Police have announced they have made an arrest in the murder case of 24-year-old Salonya Evans.

Police say throughout the course of the investigation 32-year-old Kai Lansana was a suspect. Lansana was arrested in Frankfort Kentucky on Nov. 9 by the U.S. Marshals Service he was then held in jail there until he was extradited back to Roanoke.

According to Roanoke Police Lansana was charged with the following on Nov. 22:

  • First Degree murder
  • Use of a firearm in commission of a felony
  • Statutory burglary

“We hope this arrest brings some comfort to Salonya’s family and community, who continue to mourn her loss,” Roanoke Police say in a press release.