CHAMBERS COUNTY, Texas (TCD) — Two men, including the father of the victim, are in custody after officials discovered a body near an interstate last week.
According to a news release from the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, on Friday, Oct. 13, at around 9 a.m., detectives were called to the 807 mile marker westbound on Interstate 10 and found a male victim’s body. Investigators suspected foul play.
The Sheriff’s Office positively identified the victim as 29-year-old Romeo Jimerson on Monday, Oct. 16. That night, detectives pursued potential leads and interviewed individuals who had recently interacted with Jimerson.
The next day, detectives with the Sheriff’s Office presented evidence to the Chambers County District Attorney, pointing to two primary suspects: Cobin Rocio, the father of the victim, and Melvin Carraway, an acquaintance of the victim and father.
The District Attorney’s Office charged Carraway and Rocio with tampering with evidence –– human corpse.
Officials apprehended Rocio and Carraway without incident and booked them into the Chambers County Jail on bonds of $750,000 each.
The investigation is ongoing, and upgraded charges are expected.