A 51-year-old Texas man was arrested this week on murder charges, five years after his victim went missing in mysterious conditions.
Eric Fardell Arceneaux is accused of killing his 29-year-old girlfriend Maria Jimenez-Rodriguez and dismembering her body with a chainsaw. Her remains were never found.
The mother of a special needs child was last seen alive in 2018 leaving a babysitter’s Houston home. Hours after her disappearance, suspicious texts were sent from her phone to her co-worker.
Police said that evidence including surveillance footage, phone location, and blood samples linked Arceneaux to Jimenez-Rodriguez’s death.
“It’s been five years of torture, five years of tears,” said Gloriz Jiminiz, the victim’s sister.
“I’m very relieved that he’s finally in jail.”