Cedric Marks charged with murder in 2009 abduction of April Pease

Cedric Marks. (Jail photo)
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. Cedric Marks and a 34-year-old woman have been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the 2009 abduction of April Pease.

CBS Minnesota reported Monday the Hennepin County Attorney's Office charged both Marks and Kellee Kristine Sorensen.

Marks had previously fathered a child with Pease while they were living in Washington State.

CBS Minnesota also reported that court documents showed Pease was transferred to a Bloomington, Minn., shelter after being located by Marks at another shelter in Washington.

"Some time after the transfer, police investigators say Marks and Sorenson traveled from Washington to Minnesota to find Pease in March 2009," the station reported. "Pease was allegedly taken against her will and driven southbound on I-35, before being killed at an unknown location by Marks as Sorenson sat in the vehicle, according to statements obtained by detectives."

Pease’s body has never been found.

Marks is also accused of killing longtime Temple friends, Jenna Scott, 28, and her friend Michael Swearingin, 32. Their bodies were found on Jan. 15 in clandestine graves in rural Okfusee County, Okla.

He is currently in the Bell County Jail.