Second Arrest Made in Murder of Candice Shields

A second person is arrested in the murder of a 20-year-old Graham woman.

Authorities in Young County arrested 22-year-old Lajuana Shunta Long.  She is charged with the murder of Candice Shields.  Long is being held in the Young County Jail on a $750,000 bond.  Officials say Long is from Graham.

Shields was last seen at her grandparents' home on Dec. 10, 2011.

Officials say she was three-months pregnant then, and also had a one-and-a-half year-old child.

On Feb. 6, authorities arrested 24-year-old Jeremy Paul Thornburg of Sweetwater.  He's also charged with murder.  Officials say Thornburg has been a person of interest in the case since Shields disappeared.  Investigators say he had been in a "personal relationship" with Shields.

At this time, no other information is available.  Stay tuned to KFDX 3 News for the latest.


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