Texas Man Charged In Death Of Woman Missing For More Than A Year

ABILENE (February 5, 2013)—Jeremy Thornburg of Sweetwater, 24, was jailed Tuesday in Young County, charged with murder in the death of a woman who's been missing for more than a year.

Thornburg of Sweetwater was arrested Monday in Abilene.

He was ordered held in lieu of $750,000 bond.

Department of Public Safety Senior Trooper Tony Fulton says Candice Shields, 20, was living with her grandparents in the Young County town of Graham when she disappeared in December 2011.

Fulton said Thornburg was interviewed during the course of the investigation and remained a person of interest in the case.

Fulton said he didn't know the motive for the killing and doesn’t know if Shields' body has been found.


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