5 years after she vanished; Houston woman’s boyfriend arrested for killing, dismembering her with chainsaw

8 month ago

Houston news, Texas news.

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.

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  • 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.”