"Sugar Land police were called to a small body of water located near the intersection of U.S. 59 and Sugar Creek Blvd. They retrieved the body of a white female who was subsequently identified through autopsy as our missing person."
Police identified Lorenza Sam as a suspect and soon located the victim's missing car in a remote area of Louisiana, within a mile of Sam's girlfriend's house.
"He had been fired by her fairly recently. Evidently she believed he was stealing items from her shop and her home — he had access to her home at various different times. Right after the homicide, he went to Louisiana and then to Mississippi and he obtained a job in Mississippi relatively quickly as a cook's assistant on a barge."
Sam is being held in Pascagoula, Miss. with bail set at $1 million. He will eventually be extradited to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office where he is charged with murder.
Laurie Johnson, KUHF News.