Missing North Carolina mother's body found days after boyfriend charged with her murder
12/21/2020 2:09 pm PST
RALEIGH, N.C. (WRAL) -- The Apex Police Department announced on Saturday night that the body of Emily Montgomery has been found.
Montgomery, 26, was reported missing on the day before Thanksgiving. Her body was found near the 7300 block of ACC Boulevard in Raleigh in an industrial area near Brier Creek. Autopsy results were pending. Montgomery was the mother of a 5-year-old boy.
Montgomery's boyfriend, Jose Carlos Jacome-Granizo, 29, of Raleigh, was charged with first-degree murder on Dec. 10. He was held without bail.
The Raleigh News & Observer reports that according to search warrants, Jacome-Granizo picked up Montgomery on the night of Nov. 25, and the next day Montgomery texted a friend that she and her boyfriend were not getting along. The News & Observer reports one text message said that “She was going to kill Jose before he killed her.” Later that night, warrants said, Montgomery sent another text which said, “It is going to happen he is going to kill me first.”
On the same night, her mother received a text telling her Montgomery would be checking into detox, warrants said. Her mother doubted the statement.
Jacome-Granizo told Apex Police on Nov. 28 that he had taken Montgomery to Thanksgiving dinner at his mother's house in Cary but she refused to go inside because she hadn't done her hair, warrants said. When he came back outside after 30 minutes, she was gone. Police later searched his Jeep Wrangler and found large amounts of blood in the front seat, the News & Observer reports.
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