The ex-husband of a Texas realtor who went blank forward of Hurricane Harvey wept as he confessed to her murder, police said.
Steven McDowell on Saturday was arrested and charged with slaying Crystal Seratte McDowell. Following his weeping acknowledgment over the weekend, the 44-year-old Baytown man led investigators to his ex-wife’s body, which he left deserted in a wooded area in the western partial of the county, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Prior to McDowell’s arrest, officials had at slightest 9 persons of interest.
The 37-year-old mom of two vanished after promulgation a content to her boyfriend, revelation him she’d been on her way to her ex-husband’s house. Crystal was staying with the suspected torpedo while her own home was being renovated, yet their divorce had been finalized months before.
Ex arrested in death of Texas realtor blank during Harvey
Crystal McDowell’s uncle first reported her blank on Aug. 26 — just as Harvey began its mortal rip by the coastal city of Rockport. A few days later, authorities found her flooded automobile nearby a Motel 6, yet the lethal hurricane did primarily stymie their investigation.
The pair’s children — ages 5 and 8 — were allowed to stay with their father amid the hunt for Crystal, but were incited over to Child Protective Services by the finish of the weekend, according to the Chronicle.
Steven McDowell was being held on $500,000 bail and is slated to seem in justice Tuesday. His ground in the killing is still misleading according to police.
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