Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Pearland carjacking suspect led police to body that may be De Jesus
HOUSTON, Texas – Police have released the name of the man arrested Monday night after a manhunt in Pearland. He is 21-year-old Nicholas-Michael Edwin Jean.
Police have charged Jean with attempted murder, burglary of habitation, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery and theft of a firearm. All of these charges are related to an attempted carjacking incident that happened on Monday.
Police found Jean hiding in a shed late Monday night.
After they arrested him, they discovered that he may possibly have been involved in the kidnapping of Susana de Jesus that happened in February.
Jean told police where to look for de Jesus' body, according to 11 News sources. Hours later, a woman's badly decomposed body was found near Reliant Park.
"Early Tuesday morning, the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department notified the family of Susana de Jesus that they may have located her body," Precinct 6 Constable Danny Perez said in a written statement.
The body was discovered early Tuesday inside an abandoned semi-trailer parked in the 9000 block of Knight Road near West Bellfort.
It is still not confirmed if the body is indeed de Jesus.
The medical examiner is using dental records to identify the body and says that the victim could be identified as early as Wednesday morning.
Sources tell 11 News that Jean admitted he was the mysterious man in two surveillance photos released in connection with the de Jesus case. Those photos were taken at an ATM machine and a Whataburger.
Jean reportedly told investigators that he's not the one who killed de Jesus. He claims that four other men were involved.
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