Suspect in custody in November murder of college student

- Philadelphia Police have arrested and charged a man in connection with the death of a local college student last fall.

Police have charged David Grier, 22, in the death of 21-year-old Kierra Johnson, whose body was found in Cobbs Creek by a jogger last November.

Those who knew Johnson describe her as high-achieving, talented artist.  She was an honor and dean's list student at the Hussian School of Art on Spring Garden Street in the city. Johnson was a member of the Class of 2019. 

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Th night before her body was found, Johnson's mother had reported her missing after she never returned home. The next day, a jogger came across her body and police found she had been strangled. 

Grier has been charged with murder, robbery, and related offenses. 

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