Authorities in Montana say a man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his girlfriend last year.
According to NBC News, an affidavit cites surveillance camera footage that appears to show Gregg Green “carrying a very heavy object, ‘cradle style’ out of his garage” on the evening of September 14.
The item he carried was “covered in a red colored blanket” that was “consistent with the size and shape of a body,” the document alleges.
Police described the evidence as “good quality” video footage that showed the victim entering the residence but not exiting.
After allegedly leaving the premises with the large blanket-covered object, investigators say he started a small fire on the property and drove away, returning home later the same night.
Green reportedly told police that he last saw 49-year-old Laura Johnson on the morning of her disappearance and that she had left the home by the time he allegedly carried her body out of the home that evening.
As the affidavit claims, he told investigators that Johnson “took her two suitcases and other belongings with her” when she walked out of the Billings home they shared, noting that she had left in a similar manner on previous occasions.
Investigators say Green consented to a search of the home, cellphone and a truck he drove for work. The affidavit revealed that police reported finding “very new” carpet in a bedroom.
The truck allegedly showed “three small visible reddish brown stains” on the door. Forensic testing reportedly showed “very strong evidence” that it was the victim’s blood.
A neighbor reportedly told police that the couple could be heard “really, really getting into it” on the night of Johnson’s disappearance.
Though the victim’s body has not been found, investigators arrested Green earlier this month. He is expected to face criminal charges including a felony count of deliberate homicide.
Officials say the investigation remains ongoing and the Billings Police Department is seeking tips from locals, as reported by KULR.
“Please be on the lookout for potential burial sites, ground disturbances, and any evidence of two red rectangular suitcases,” the agency stated. Those with information related to the case can contact investigators by calling 406-657-8473.
[Featured image: Laura Johnson, Billings Police Department]