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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Police in Ferguson are investigating the death of a teenage girl as a homicide. The body of 16-year-old Maleah Talton was found on the Ted Jones Trail Friday. She was  a student in the Ferguson-Florissant School District.

Police say they’re trying to track down 22-year-old Evander Terrell Thompson of St. Louis who they are now calling a person of interest in Maleah's death.

At this point police say they do believe the teen was killed in another location and the body was dumped on the trail. Police also believe she had been there for a couple of days.

Investigators are talking to people near the trail  and family members.

If you have any information on where Evander Terrell Thompson is call the Ferguson Police Department at 314-522-3100.