Cousins! A Texas man is currently facing charges of murder, kidnapping and arson for the death of his girlfriend after she discovered that not only was he portraying a false identity but was also a married man throughout their entire relationship!
According to People magazine Kayla Kelly, 33 was reported missing earlier this month on January 11th as friends and family detailed to local officials that they hadn’t heard from her in a few days.
It has been stated that prior to her disappearance Kayla had made plans to confront her boyfriend Ocastor Ferguson after learning that he was married and using an alleged fake name. The two are said to have began dating last year during the summer time after meeting online.
On January 18th Kayla’s remains were discovered in a field in Grand Prairie, reportedly less than a mile from Ocastor’s home. At this time officials state her cause of death is still under investigation however the manner of her death has been ruled a homicide.
Prior to finding Kayla’s body officials had discovered her car “burned beyond recognition,” near Ocastor’s job. Around the time Kayla went missing police learned that Ocastor and his wife had reported their Lexus missing which was later located near the victims home occupied with duct tape, gloves and a blanket inside inside of it.
A warrant was issued and Ocastor was arrested in January 14th. He was charged with kidnapping and arson. The warrant also indicates that the 32 year old’s cellphone records show that he was around Kayla’s home on January 10th including the location where her car was discovered burned up and left behind.
Ocastor denied all claims insisting that he had no knowledge of what happened to Kayla. He said that he had last seen her on January 10th when she dropped him off at work. He also reportedly stated that his car was at her home because he was trying to hide it from his wife. He was later charged with murder.
Documents show that Ocastor’s wife had allegedly received a text message from an unknown person a few weeks prior that insisted they had something to tell her. She claims to have never responded but had believed it was a woman.
Obtained messages show that Kayla had threatened to tell Ocastor’s wife about their relationship if he didn’t respond; reports WFAA.
He is said to have used the name Kevin because he didn’t want details of his true identity to come out says police. Kayla is said to have told her friends she was going to confront him about being married.
“While we desperately hoped for a different outcome, I’m grateful for the dogged determination of my deputies and our Texas Rangers in locating Ms. Kelley,” Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner said in a forwarded statement.
Ocastor is currently being held in Collin County Jail on a $1 million bond.
Cousins, please stick with us for further updates on this tragic story. Our prayers and condolences go out to Kayla’s family.