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Arrest made in slaying of El Capitan High student

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 19-year-old East County man was jailed Friday on suspicion of fatally shooting an El Capitan High School student on the Barona Indian Reservation last fall.

Homicide detectives arrested Stanley Virgil Lloyd Jr. at his Lakeside home on Quincy Canyon Road about 6:30 a.m. in connection with the slaying of 17-year-old Christopher Carioscia, sheriff's Sgt. Dave Nemeth said.

The teen went missing Oct. 26, after telling his family he was going surfing in Pacific Beach. The next day, his burned-out car was found on the tribal grounds south of Ramona. On Dec. 4, detectives found his body near San Vicente Reservoir.

An autopsy showed someone shot him with .357-caliber pistol, most likely a revolver. A plastic bag containing the type of bullets that killed the teen was found near near where his body was discovered.

The sergeant disclosed no relationship between the victim and suspect, nor did he reveal a possible motive for the slaying.

This is the latest information. The previous story is below.

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Sheriff's homicide detectives made a public appeal Tuesday for information in the shooting death of an El Capitan High School student whose burned-out car was found at the Barona Indian Reservation.

Christopher Carioscia, 17, went missing Oct. 26, after telling his family he was going surfing in Pacific Beach, sheriff's Sgt. Dave Martinez said.

The next day, Carioscia's burned-out car was found on tribal grounds south of Ramona. On Dec. 4, detectives found his body near San Vicente Reservoir.

An autopsy showed someone killed him with .357-caliber pistol, most likely a revolver.

"During the investigation, detectives recovered a plastic baggie containing .357 bullets consistent with those used to kill Carioscia," Martinez said. "The bag was recovered from an area of the Barona Indian Reservation frequented by people familiar with Carioscia."

Detectives have identified several "persons of interest" and determined that a surveillance camera may have captured images of people the victim was with on the day of the slaying, the sergeant said. Martinez declined to elaborate on the video evidence, except to say that it might have been recorded at a store.

No motive in Carioscia's slaying was disclosed.

Anyone with more information about the killing is asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Tipsters - who will remain nameless - could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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