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Updated: 6/17/2013 12:18 pm
LAFAYETTE CO., Miss. (WTVA) -- Two people wanted on murder warrants in Lafayette County were picked up Friday, June 14 in Jackson.

According to the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department, Anthony Smith of Abbeville and Alison Alexander of Champagne, Illinois, were arrested by the U.S. Marshal Gulf Coast Regional Task Force.

Smith and Alexander were taken into custody without incident.

They are now being held in the Lafayette County Detention Center in Oxford.

The search for Smith and Alexander began, after Xavier Benson's body was recovered in the West Spring Hill area on Tuesday, June 11.

Benson, 21, was reported missing Sunday, June 9.

No other information about the case is being released at this time.
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