Eric Gael Hernandez-Mendez, 20, was arrested and charged with the homicide of Christina Maria Matos, additionally 20, at Wake Tech.
Police responded to a welfare name on April four and found Matos lifeless in her residence. She was recognized the next day and police instantly started investigating the case as a murder.
The preliminary 911 name was made by somebody (identification redacted) who reported Matos as a “lacking particular person” after nobody had seen her since Friday.
Matos had celebrated her 20th birthday on Friday with pals, the place she was final seen. After she didn’t’ present up on Saturday for her party, pals grew involved, based on WNCN.
The New York Publish reported that her dad and mom made the decision after they drove to her residence in Raleigh. They’d not heard from her and located her off-campus residence locked.
The investigation led police to Hernandez-Mendez, who was arrested Thursday.
No motive has but been launched for the slaying, and the investigation is constant.
Matos’ household stated they didn’t know Hernandez-Mendez effectively, however they briefly met him when he helped Matos transfer out of her household residence in Clayton.
Norma Matos, Christina’s mom, advised ABC 11 that Hernandez-Mendez was her daughter’s roommate.
“Why? Why? While you dwell together with your roommate, it’s your buddy!” she stated. “You reside together with your buddy. Examine together with your buddy! Communicate together with your buddy!”
Fox Information reached out to Raleigh PD for affirmation, which is pending.
Hernandez-Mendez is being held within the Wake Detention Middle with out bond.