Plano, Texas: Missing woman found dead, husband arrested

Carlton Dudley was charged with mutilating a corpse without legal authority.

PLANO, Texas — The husband of a missing woman in Plano has been arrested. body was found Police say it happened in Lake Louisville this week.

The body of 32-year-old Sarah Dudley was found on Monday, June 26, near the Hidden Cove Park campground on the east side of the lake.

Her husband, Carlton Dudley, was arrested Wednesday, June 28, and charged with molesting a corpse without legal authority. He also faces charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child in connection with the Frisco incident.

Suspect Carlton Dudley reported Sarah missing shortly before 10:50 p.m. Saturday, June 24, according to the arrest affidavit.

According to an affidavit, the man told Plano police that she decided to walk to work that day to “clear her mind” and left her apartment on Block 7000 Bishop Road.

After being detained Wednesday, Carlton Dudley told investigators he was taking care of a neighborhood cat and did not actually see Sarah leave the apartment that day. rice field. He said he assumed the time after checking the smart lock’s electronic log.

Carlton later told investigators that Sarah wasn’t there when he got home around 4:20 p.m. and decided to buy a day pass to visit Lake Louisville around 5 p.m. .

Upon arriving at the lake, Carlton told investigators he did not enter the water because his kayak did not inflate, then walked around and left at about 7:15 p.m.

But police told the WFAA that an ankle monitor that Carlton wore as part of his probation in the Frisco sex abuse case showed that Carlton entered water near where Sarah’s body was found. said.

The Tarrant County coroner is working to determine her cause of death.

Further details were not immediately released as the investigation continues.

Plano Police said the Personal Crime Unit and the Colony Police Department are investigating. Plano, Texas: Missing woman found dead, husband arrested

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