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GRAND PRAIRIE (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Grand Prairie have arrested a suspect who is believed to be connected to a murder case from more than a year ago. John Richard Frazier was taken into custody on New Year’s Eve, and later found to be a person of interest in the unsolved homicide investigation.

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It was back in December 2015 that authorities were called to the Little Relax Motel in the 2300 block of Houston Street. After not hearing from Janist Roseman for a few days, her friends and family members began to get concerned about her safety. The responding officers found 62-year-old Roseman beaten to death inside of her motel room.

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Investigators collected evidence from the scene and started searching for several persons of interest. But the man identified as the suspect was not located for more than a year later.

Patrol officers spotted Frazier walking along the road on New Year’s Eve. He was arrested for being intoxicated and possessing drug paraphernalia. During a Wednesday interview with Grand Prairie detectives, the 47-year-old suspect confessed to killing Roseman, police reported.

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Frazier is now being held in the Grand Prairie Detention Center on a $750,000 bond.