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Woman’s body found near home of man suspected of kidnapping Texas woman

Police found a woman’s body near the home of a man suspected of kidnapping a missing Texas woman in Collin County.

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Texas police are investigating after finding a woman’s body near the home of a man suspected of kidnapping a missing woman from Collin County, near Plano and Garland. According to a Facebook post by the sheriff’s office, the Collin County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Rangers found a body in a Grande Prairie field on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Kayla Kelly, 33, was reported missing on Jan. 11 after her friends didn’t see or hear from her for days, the Collin County Sheriff’s Office said. After her disappearance, Kelly’s car was found burnt beyond recognition on January 12 in a remote area of ​​Frisco.

Ocastor Ferguson, 32, was arrested on charges of kidnapping while investigating Kelly’s disappearance. He was jailed on $1 million bail, according to the sheriff’s office. Officials told the WFAA that the body was found less than a mile from Ferguson’s home.

According to an affidavit taken from the WFAA, Ferguson and Kelly dated after meeting online in 2022. Ferguson told investigators that he used a fake name when he met with Kelly. Before disappearing, Kelly found out that Ferguson was married after learning his real identity. The affidavit stated that Kelly said she would tell Ferguson’s wife about their affair if he did not answer her.

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