Man charged with murder for alleged involvement in an eight year missing persons’ case

Police announced an arrest in the murder of 47-year-old Pamela Butler, eight years after she went missing and was presumed dead.

According to police, Butler was reported missing in February 2009 and her family was later granted a death certificate in July 2016, after she had been missing for seven years.

Police arrested and charged  51-year-old Jose Rodriguez-Cruz with premeditated first-degree murder Saturday.

Cruz is being held without bond and is expected in court April 25 for a preliminary hearing.


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