Demetris Lincoln Bio – Demetris Lincoln Wiki
Demetris Lincoln was reported missing after disappearing from her home in Harris County on Aug. 16, 2019, according to court records. Two days later, her body was covered with a blanket in a shallow ditch in the 3000 block of Highway 10 in Washington, Louisiana.
Demetris Lincoln was 44 years old.
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The ex-boyfriend of a Texas woman whose body was found dismembered and dumped in a shallow ditch in 2019 has been arrested and accused of murder.
Carl Tates, 61, is being held in the Madison County detention centre on no bond on a murder charge, jail records show.
According to a criminal complaint against him out of Harris County, Texas, which PEOPLE obtained, Tates is accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Demetris Lincoln, 44, who was last heard from on Aug. 16, 2019, before being found in a ditch in St. Landry Parish, La., two days later.
According to the complaint, Lincoln filed multiple police reports in Houston alleging Tates had assaulted and threatened her during their relationship. Lincoln’s mother and sister told police that shortly before her death, Lincoln had told Tates she planned to end their relationship, and in response, Tates allegedly threatened to kill her.
The complaint, citing Houston Police Department reports, says Lincoln had alleged to Houston officers that Tates had told her “she would regret it” if he ever found her with another man.
According to the complaint, authorities believe Tates strangled or suffocated Lincoln to death, and they think he drove to Louisiana and cut her limbs off before leaving her body. The complaint, citing lab results, alleges that Tates’ DNA was found on the blanket draped over Lincoln’s body.
The complaint states that Tates has two prior convictions in Harris County: In 1995, he was convicted of burglary of a habitation. In 2003, he was convicted of aggravated assault on a family member.
It was not immediately clear whether Tates entered a plea or retained an attorney for the pending murder charge.
According to a memorial page devoted to her, Lincoln had a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Houston and is survived by her mother and sister, among other relatives.
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