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An active-duty Marine accused of murdering tourist Ivy Harris remains in police custody on Thursday.
A lost-and-found ad may have given police the lead they needed to crack the case.
Harris’ friend, Andre Miller, posted the ad on Craigslist after she went missing. He believes her custom-made jewelry was stolen after she was murdered.
This week, a man who had been in Hawaii on vacation contacted Miller, saying he bought the jewelry.
“He said he had the jewelry I was looking for. He says he was approached by two individuals,” Miller said.
Miller gave the information to police. He says a few hours later, 38-year-old Nathaniel Cosby was arrested for second-degree murder.
“I want you to sit and rot right there in Honolulu like you did my daughter,” Harris’ mother Patricia Harris said.
Police are not confirming if the two events were linked, saying the case is still under investigation.
Cosby is a Master Sergeant in the Marines based in Japan, but was on temporary duty in Hawaii.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is assisting in the investigation.