BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police have charged a man with murder in the death of a Baltimore woman who was reported missing in May 2017.
Taras Caldwell, 51, has been charged with first- and second-degree murder and assault in the death of Shaquana Marie Caldwell.
“He got into an argument with her and murdered her inside of an apartment here in Baltimore, and then took her to Anne Arundel County,” Baltimore City Police spokesperson T.J. Smith said.
Shaquana had been missing since May 14, 2017. A body, which was that was later determined to be Caldwell, was found in June in a wooded area of Anne Arundel County.
She was later identified using dental records.
Taras, who police say was her boyfriend, was found in Park City, Utah, and he was arrested on a parole violation for a previous murder charge.
He was recently brought back to Baltimore, and police say he confessed to killing Shaquana.
Police say he killed her inside her Baltimore apartment, before dumping her body in Anne Arundel County.
Authorities say Caldwell was released in 2015 after serving 17 years of a 30-year sentence.
“He should not be out at all, so whatever needs to be done he needs to be back in jail,” Anne Arundel County resident Diana Medina said.