Police in Chile have arrested a man in the killing of a 22-year-old Georgetown College graduate.
The body of Erica Faith Hagan was found in the bathroom of her apartment in the south Chilean city of Temuco on Sept. 6. Local prosecutor Cristian Paredes said a poker was used to strike her.
Officials said a security guard at the school named Domingo Cofre was arrested Friday night.
Hagan, who was from Murray, graduated from Georgetown in May with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in Spanish. She had been in South America since July 28 working as a teaching assistant at the Colegio Bautista of Temuco.
She was scheduled to return home in December.
The Chilean news website Soychile.cl reported that DNA evidence found on the iron poker linked Cofre, 44, to the scene. There were no signs of forced entry to Hagan's apartment, prosecutors had previously told the news agency, which led investigators to focus on people who knew her.
Hagan's father, Chris Hagan, and his wife arrived in Chile this week and attended a court hearing after Cofre's arrest, the news site reported.
The Colegio Bautista, which has cooperated with Georgetown College in years past and suspended classes until Sept. 22, held a service honoring Hagan attended by more than 600 people.
The Colegio Bautista has said it will pay the costs of returning Hagan's body to the U.S., according to Chilean news reports.
Two funds have been set up on the website GoFundMe.com to raise money to bring the body home, pay for a funeral and possibly set up a scholarship in Hagan's memory at Georgetown College.
One fund exceeded its goal of $5,000 and raised $6,380 in four days. The other fund, which has a stated goal of $100,000, has raised $3,900.