Body Identified, Four Arrested

More arrests have been made in the murder of 26-year-old Tena Marie Broadus, who was reported missing back in September. Her body was burned and later dumped in the Biloxi River. The latest arrests include 34-year-old Kari Michelle Parker, who police arrested today and charged with murder. Thirty-year-old Aaron Bobinger and 18-year-old Devin Gregory are both charged with accessory after the fact. This brings a total of four suspects charged in Broadus’ murder.
These arrests come after an earlier announcement by Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania that former Simon City Royal street gang member 28-year-old Joshua Peterman is charged with Broadus’ murder.
Tena Broadus was reported missing on September 25th.She was last seen leaving a home on 6th Avenue on September 17th. Authorities found her body in the Biloxi River on October 7th.
After the murder, Peterman, Bobinger, and Gregory transported Broadus’ remains to a location near the east end of O’Neal Road. Broadus’ remains were burned and discarded into the Biloxi River.
Parker was given a $250,000 bond. Gregory and Bobinger were given $10,000 bonds. They are being held in the Harrison County Jail.
“We had been waiting on these lab results and based on these lab results it allowed us to go forward with these murder charges which is a significant part of this investigation but by no means is this investigation closed,” said Papania.
Peterman was in the Harrison County Adult Detention Center for violating parole when he was charged with Broadus’ murder. His bond is set for $1 million.

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