Missing East Texas woman slain, boyfriend charged

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Associated Press

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 1:32 PM

MARSHALL, Texas (AP) — An East Texas man has been charged with killing his 19-year-old girlfriend who was last seen alive leaving his home.

The Harrison County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday announced 25-year-old Rodris Webster of Elysian (uh-LEE'-shun) Fields has been charged with murder.

Sgt. Jay Webb says Webster on Tuesday night led authorities to the body of Alicia Benefield of DeBerry at a site in Marshall. An autopsy has been ordered.

Benefield was last seen Friday leaving Webster's residence.

A judge in Marshall on Wednesday set bond at $1 million for Webster on the murder charge, plus $15,000 bond on a charge of a felon in possession of a weapon. Webb had no information on an attorney for Webster.

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