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BPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Suspect in Death of 15 year old

Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of 15 year old Kowat Rual of Garner Street.

Detectives have charged 21 year old Julian L. Christopher of Zelmer St. with murder in the second degree.

The 15 year old victim was found June 9th at around 11:45am at the edge of the Buffalo River near Ohio St. and South St., in the city's First Ward. The body was discovered by a passerby, who then notified police.

The investigation was led by Sgt. Jonathan Walton and Detectives Patrick Judge, Anthony Borelli and Mario Pratts.

Detectives have solved 15 of the 23 of the homicides in 2009.