CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - A man charged with raping two young girls this summer is being looked at in connection with a murder from six years ago.

Earlier this month, Christopher Johnson was charged with allegedly raping and kidnapping a relative and one of her friends.

Channel 3 and our partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press have learned from multiple sources that Johnson has been interviewed in connection with the murder of Melissa 'Missy' Ward.

Ward's remains were found on a remote area of Lookout Valley in 2004.