MPD identifies victim after human bones found near boat ramp

MPD identifies victim after human bones found near boat ramp

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police have identified the bones found last week at a boat ramp.

According to police, the remains of Baba Said, 20, were found on the 400 block of W Mallory Avenue on Oct. 6 near McKellar Lake.

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FOX13 first reported on Said being missing back in July. Detectives used Said's GPS in his phone and pinged it in the area of Beaumont Avenue and Amarillo Street. When officers went to check it out, they found a couch with a large bloodstain on it outside.

Jalen Braden lived in the home. Officers searched the home and found blood, rags, and bleach inside the house.

After they obtained a search warrant, crime scene detectives were able to use chemicals that found bloodstain marks and streaks where someone had tried to clean up the evidence.

Braden was taken in for questioning.

He said once he took Said's belonging, he shot him in the back of the head. The victim was then wrapped in garbage bags and dumped into a drainage ditch, court records said.

Braden, 25, and a 15-year-old girl have been arrested and charged with First Degree Murder in Perpetration of a Robbery, Abuse of a Corpse, and Tampering with Evidence in this case.

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