Prosecutors in Nebraska on Friday filed murder charges against Aldrick Scott for the murder of Cari Allen, whose body was found in a shallow grave last week just outside Topeka, Kansas.
Allen, 43, was last seen on November 19 at around 11 p.m. in Douglas County, Nebraska, where she lived, CrimeOnline previously reported. Following her disappearance, the Topeka Police Department in Kansas — where Scott, her boyfriend, lived — assisted the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office while conducting a search in both states.
Scott, 47, fled to Central America after Allen’s disappearance and was arrested on December 6 in Belize on a kidnapping warrant. He was subsequently extradited to Nebraska.
Authorities have not released the cause of Allen’s death but did say the manner was homicide. The new charges, however, charge him with first degree murder, use of a firearm, and tampering with evidence, according to WIBW.
A hearing is set for Friday to hear a prior motion from Scott’s attorney to unseal warrants and affidavits in the case. A preliminary hearing is set for January 30.
For now, he remains jailed on a $10 million bond.
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[Featured image: Cari Allen/police handout]