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Phenix City murder suspect in custody in Troup County

Caneya Webb, 26, found dead in Phenix City apartment. Caneya Webb, 26, found dead in Phenix City apartment.

Police have confirmed a murder suspect wanted in the city's latest homicide is in custody in Troup County.

Curtis Newsome was arrested Friday morning on a traffic stop, according to authorities.  

Phenix City has issued an arrest warrant for Newsome pending extradition to Phenix City. 

Authorities tell us that 26-year-old Caneya Webb was found dead inside her Edmonds Estate Apartment. 

Her grandmother and mother both held back tears as they remembered a young woman who they both say was vibrant and full of life. 

"I was there when Candy was born, I was there when she gave birth to her first child," her grandmother, Zelzie Bryant said. 

Her mother Latunja Webb says Candy was found dead inside of her apartment by her father. She had been tied up with an extension chord and left in the bathtub. 

"I always said that I never wanted to bury my kids, I want my kids to bury me," Webb said. 

Distraught by the news, Candy's grandmother Bryant passed out. She says the thought of never being able to see her precious "Candy" again was too much. 

"I couldn't take it, I just couldn't take it, I just couldn't believe that someone would take her life like that and just imagine how long she had been there." 

Family members say that it appeared that Caneya had been dead in the apartment for sometime. Her mother told us she couldn't understand why anyone would do this to her eldest daughter.

"She wasn't a harmful person, very cheerful, she was the hair-do person. She did everyone's hair," Webb said. 

Also a hair dresser, Caneya's grandmother says that her grand-daughter's skills and good spirit will live on through memories and her three young children. 

"Our thoughts are with her kids, they won't never get to see their mother and they will never know her."

Russell County Coroner Arthur Sumbry says that Webb's body will be sent for an autopsy on Monday. Family members tell us that police in Troup County have Caneya Webb's boyfriend held for questioning. 

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