Melanie Eam: Person of interest in deadly stabbing arrested in Maryland

Posted at 9:18 AM, Nov 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 05:33:20-05

UPDATE:  Melanie Eam  will remain in jail in Maryland until her next scheduled hearing on 12/16/2016 at 8 a.m.


ROCKVILLE, Maryland -- The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said a 20-year-old was arrested Friday in Maryland and is awaiting extradition back to Palm Beach County.

Melanie Eam is a person of interest in an investigation of a fatal stabbing in Loxahatchee Thursday morning.

PBSO said James Barry, 21, was killed at a home near Glasgow Drive and Seminole Pratt Whitney Road.

Friends of Barry say he and Eam used to date.

PBSO detectives have traveled to Maryland and conducted interviews with her.

An arrest warrant was signed and Eam was arrested by local authorities in Maryland with PBSO detectives assisting.

The Montgomery County Jail (Md.) confirmed Eam was being held at the location after being wanted for second-degree murder.

Investigators said they found probable cause after interviewing Eam in Maryland.

An extradition hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. Monday.

She will be in the custody of Maryland authorities until she is extradited back to Palm Beach County.


Story updated. Eam will face another hearing in Maryland on December 16.