A couple described as dangerous was arrested in South Carolina Monday on homicide charges after a burned and dismembered body of a Forth Worth executive was found last month, police said.
Brandon Daniels, 31, and Damonica Evans, 25, are facing capital murder and aggravated robbery charges, the U.S. Marshals Service said. They are being held in the Florence County jail in South Carolina.
Last month, the dismembered and torched body of Marion Lee Brown, 53, was found in a Louisiana lake.
Police were led to the couple after a 36-year-old man reported to Fort Worth police last month that he was lured into an apartment complex through an online escort advertisement then beaten and robbed by a man and woman. The couple threatened to harm the victim's family if he went to police, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
The Fort Worth robbery happened at the Enclave at Cityview the same week some of Brown's dismembered body parts were found rolled in a carpet discarded along an East Texas road. Police believe the Enclave address is where Brown was fatally beaten with a shotgun.
“It would appear at this time that the two offenses were committed in the same fashion,” said Fort Worth homicide Sgt. Joe Loughman told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. “It is unknown why Mr. Brown was killed and the other victim was allowed to live.”
Authorities say the couple dumped Brown's remains as they traveled to South Carolina, where Daniels has family.