A man suspected in the killing of his 17-year-old former girlfriend in Washington State has been arrested in Oklahoma, according to authorities.
Jarod Lane, 19, was picked up by Oklahoma City troopers Monday after witnesses reported seeing his abandoned vehicle along a highway, according to ABC News station KOCO.
Lane didn't put up a fight when captured and, according to officers at the scene, he admitted that he was wanted in connection with a homicide case in Washington, police told KOCO.
Lane was wanted after his ex-girlfriend, Jessica Scholl, was found dead May 25 inside a burning home in Renton, Wash.
Renton Police Deputy Chief Erik Wallgren said firefighters arrived to find a couch on the second floor burning and the girl on the floor, unconscious. Attempts to revive her were unsuccessful. No one else was present inside the house.
Injuries were found on Scholl's body, and investigators ruled her death a homicide, Renton Police spokesman Terri Vickers told KOCO.
Lane is being held at the Oklahoma County Jail until he is extradited to Washington.
"As to why he went down there, I don't know," police officer Robert Onishi said. "We know he has friends in the south, but not in that particular area."