Tamara Harris, 33, and Dequalan Harris, 35, from Cedar Hill, Texas, were married but they were in the process of getting a divorce. Family members became worried when Tamara was reported missing on Friday, July 14th.
Family members of Cedar Hill, Texas woman, Tamara Harris, became worried after they hadn’t heard from her or her young child in several days. Concerned about her, relatives contacted the police to report that she was missing. They were also concerned as they knew that Tamara was in the process of divorcing her husband, Dequalan Harris.
Luckily, police were able to track down Tamara’s vehicle using Onstar. Investigators were surprised to find out that Tamara’s 2015 Chevy Traverse was located in Mansfield, Ohio.
Mansfield Police found the SUV parked on the street and Dequalan inside one of the homes with another woman, Demika Rucker, on Saturday morning.
Upon arriving to the address, Demika Rucker informed police officers that he arrived around 3.30pm Friday after the approximately 17-hour trip.
Apparently, Dequalan had gone to Mansfield on Friday ‘for love’ to meet with Rucker whom he had apparently met online.
When asked about Tamara, Dequalan told police he hadn’t seen Tamara her Thursday when he picked up her child from her home. Dequalan initially tried to evade the police but he was unsuccessful. As officers towed Tamara’s car away, they discovered her body in the trunk.
Dequalan is being held on charges including resisting arrest, obstructing official business and abuse of a corpse, which is a fifth-degree felony.
He pled not-guilty at his video arraignment at Richland County Jail in Ohio Monday.
Mansfield Municipal Magistrate Phil Naumoff ordered bond be set at $1million. Naumoff also ordered a personal recognizance bond and electronic monitoring. Tamara’s child is in the custody of Ohio’s Child Protective Services while they contact family members in Texas.
Tamara’s cause of death is still being investigated.
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