A North Carolina man is charged with his girlfriend’s disappearance after she went missing on Thanksgiving Day. Emily Elizabeth Montgomery, 26, girlfriend and mother of a 2-year-old boy, was reported missing on November 26 after being last seen alive between 10 and 11 pm in Apex, North Carolina.
According to WFTV 9, the Montgomery family hadn’t seen or heard from Emily in several days. Later, police reported her as a “missing endangered woman, believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.”
Eight days later, the U.S. Marshals issued an arrest warrant for Jose Carlos Jacome-Granizo,29, for the disappearance and suspected murder of girlfriend and mother Emily Montgomery. According to KIRO 7, Jose Carlos was the last person to see Emily alive after picking her up from her residence on Thanksgiving night.
Text messages between Emily and her friend revealed that the couple was arguing throughout the night. In one text message, Emily even tells her friend that “It is going to happen, he is going to kill me first,” reports News Observer.
Shortly after investigators found the text messages, they obtained a search warrant for Jose’s jeep. When officials examined the car with Luminol, a chemical that, when combined with blood, emits a glow when exposed to a specific kind of light, revealed large amounts of blood in the car’s front seat.
While police have yet to find Emily Montgomery’s body, they hold Jose Carlos at the Wake County Jail while he awaits trial.
The investigation is ongoing.