New details in DeSoto murdered 12-year-old investigation

DESOTO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - KSLA News 12 received breaking new developments in the investigation into the death of a 12-year-old DeSoto Parish child.

KSLA News 12 has confirmed through sources that murder victim 12-year-old Justin Bloxom was smothered to death.

It is now believed that the suspect 34-year-old Brian Horn put his hand over Bloxom's face and smothered him. Evidence also shows that Bloxom did struggle with Horn.

However, toxicology results are still pending.

Bloxom was murdered Tuesday and his body was found in a wooded field off Highway 171 in DeSoto Parish, Tuesday afternoon.

34-year-old Brian Horn has been arrested and formally charged by DeSoto Parish deputies in connection to Bloxom's death. It is believed by authorities that Horn had pretended to be a girl and coaxed Bloxom to meet prior to his death.

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