DALLAS “Authorities have found the body of a woman in a field near a home in the Dallas area where a man was arrested last week in connection with the disappearance of a woman who threatened to tell his wife that he was seeing her.
The remains discovered on Wednesday evening in Grande Prairie have not yet been identified. The body will be further examined by a medical examiner, the Collin County Sheriff’s Office said.
Ocastor Ferguson, 32, was arrested Saturday on charges of kidnapping 33-year-old Kayla Kelly. Her burned car was found in a remote area of the Dallas suburb of Frisco on January 12, the day after she was reported missing. According to the detention statement, her aunt and colleagues stated that they had not heard from her for several days.
Ferguson remained in jail Thursday, where he was also held on arson charges, according to records. His lawyer was not listed in the prison records.
Ferguson told investigators he met Kelly online and they began dating over the summer, the affidavit says. He said that he used an assumed name with her, but that she would recognize his real name and that he was married.
According to the affidavit, in conversations discovered by investigators over Ferguson’s phone between him and Kelly, she told him that she would tell his wife about the affair if he did not answer her.
Investigators also found that the car reported by Ferguson’s wife was stolen near Kelly’s home in Collin County, north of Dallas, with gloves, duct tape and a blanket inside, the affidavit says.
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