North Carolina woman found dead, husband arrested 04/09/2021 3:43 pm PDT Comments WRAL / Raleigh Police RALEIGH, N.C. (TCD) -- A North Carolina woman was found dead at her residence after her family requested a welfare check, and the woman’s husband was arrested for her murder. Raleigh Police officers performing a welfare check at a residence on the 1500 block of Hillsborough Street at about 7:11 p.m. on Sunday, April 4, found the body of a deceased adult. The victim was identified as 20-year-old Christina Matos. Police are investigating her death as a homicide. Her cause of death was not released. Matos’s family requested the welfare check after they had not heard from her since April 2, her 20th birthday, WRAL-TV reports. Raleigh Police announced Wednesday Eric Gael Hernandez-Mendez, 20, has been charged with Matos’s murder. Hernandez-Mendez was held without bond at the Wake County Detention Center. WRAL-TV reports Matos and Hernandez-Mendez were married, according to Wake County records. A friend of Christina Matos told WRAL that the marriage was intended to for him to gain residency in the U.S. The friend said Hernandez-Mendez was to pay Matos $15,000, which Matos reportedly planned to use to help her family, the friend said. MORE: Arrest Made: Raleigh Police Investigate Homicide on Hillsborough Street - Raleigh PoliceFriend: Immigration, money were basis of marriage between slain woman, suspected killer - WRALWoman found dead in Raleigh and her alleged killer got married days before slaying - Raleigh News & ObserverRoommate charged with murder in death of 20-year-old woman on Hillsborough Street - Raleigh News & Observer #NorthCarolina #Raleigh Related Stories Husband allegedly dismembered wife; man charged with 64 counts of abuse - TCDPOD Husband forced cheating wife to cut lover's head off, police allege Farmer buries jogger in field, joins community search; Cold-case arrest - TCDPOD Family friend turns in couple in alleged murder-for-hire plot against ex-husband Woman marries dad after boyfriend's torture-murder; dismemberment trial - TCDPOD Woman gets 40 years in torture-murder case involving sister, father marrying Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.