A former NFL player has been charged with the murder of his missing girlfriend, Taylor Pomaski, whose remains were found last year, months after she was reported missing.
Kevin Ware, who played two seasons in the league for Washington and the San Francisco 49ers in 2003 and 2004, was indicted by a grand jury in Texas.
He was also charged with tampering with a corpse and faces a 15-year to life prison sentence if convicted.
Pomaski, 29, was last seen alive at a house party in April 2021 in the Houston suburb of Spring, Texas, and her remains were discovered in December.
The remains were identified as belonging to him in April.
“We appreciate everyone who has come forward to provide evidence and assist in our investigation,” said Lacy Johnson, chief prosecutor for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
“While this investigation has been ongoing since Taylor disappeared in 2021, the legal process has only just begun, and we encourage anyone with knowledge of what happened between Kevin and Taylor to come forward.”
Mr. Ware, 41, is already behind bars as he was arrested in neighboring Montgomery County on separate firearms and drug charges in June 2021.
“Prosecutors presented the evidence to a Harris County grand jury, which determined there was sufficient evidence for criminal charges,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg told ABC News. .
“We will follow the evidence wherever it leads and apply the law equally to everyone.”
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