UPDATE: 4th person arrested in teen's death

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UPDATE: Another person has been arrested in connection with the death of a 16-year-old boy from St. Johns.

Melissa Johnson is facing charges stemming from hindering a murder investigation.

Melissa is the wife of Jeff Johnson who is facing charges of conspiracy to commit murder.

According to Apache County Attorney Michael Whiting the victim might have impregnated the daughter of the Johnsons, but a motive has not yet been established.

ORIGINAL: ST. JOHNS, Ariz. (AP) - Three people have been charged in the death of a 16-year-old St. Johns boy, whose remains authorities believe were buried in a shallow grave.


3 arrested in teen's death in St. John's - Three people are in custody after the death of a 16-year-old boy from St. Johns, whose remains were found in a shallow grave.

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Jeffrey Johnson of St. Johns and William Inmon and Storm Williams -- both of Springerville -- were arrested within the past week. They're being held at the Apache County detention center.

Authorities say the 43-year-old Johnson is charged with conspiracy and solicitation to commit murder while the 21-year-old Inmon and 44-year-old Williams face first-degree murder charges.

Apache County Attorney Michael Whiting says the boy's mother reported him missing on Aug. 14. The FBI recovered what authorities believe are his remains from a shallow grave about 50 miles from town two weeks later.

Whiting says it appears the boy was killed before his body was left in the wilderness.