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Murder suspect arrested

— A suspect in a murder in Highway Park on Monday surrendered himself to the Highlands County jail Friday morning at 9:45 a.m., according to a press release from the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities had been searching for more than two days for Travis Devon Wiggins, 41, 108 Aaron Drive, Apt. 20, Lake Placid, who is accused of murdering Lee Andrew Thomas, 34, of Moore Haven, about 2 a.m. Monday near Highway Park Liquors.

Wiggins is charged with second-degree murder and possession of a firearm or ammunition by a convicted felon. He was being held without bond, the press release said.