A 31-year-old man has been arrested in North Carolina and charged with the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend, the daughter of a Harris County sheriff’s deputy, in Texas.
Corey Lewis Campbell is in custody in Forsyth County, North Carolina, nearly 1,000 miles away from the Houston apartment where Darlene Solis, 33, was found dead on Thursday morning in the bathroom, KHOU reported.
Solis’s father, who has not been identified, found his daughter’s body when he came to her apartment to check on her after the family had not heard from her since Tuesday.
“A Harris County deputy came over here to check on the wellbeing of his daughter (because he) hadn’t heard from her in a couple of days,” Houston police Sgt. Michael Casso said.
UPDATE: The victim's ex-boyfriend has been charged with the woman's murder. He was arrested this afternoon in Forsyth County, North Carolina.
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) May 1, 2020
Casso said a maintenance man let the deputy into the apartment.
At the time, Casso mentioned “an ex-boyfriend” as someone detectives wanted to locate and speak with but did not call him a suspect. In a statement released Friday, however, Houston Police said that “further identification” had identified Campbell as a suspect and that he was located in North Carolina.
Houston detectives are heading to Winston-Salem to continue their investigation.
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