Durham, N.C. — Police charged a Durham man with murder Friday after a body believed to be that of a missing woman was discovered in Falls Lake Thursday afternoon.
Investigators said they believe the remains, found near Redwood Road, are those of Mayra Mejia-Romero, of 507 E. Club Blvd. in Durham, who disappeared May 21.
Marcos Antonio Martinez, 32, also of 507 E. Club Blvd., was already in jail on charges stemming from a May 24 arrest related to identity theft.
Police did not say how the two knew one another or how Meija-Romero died.
She was last seen in a 1998 gray, four-door Honda Accord with North Carolina plates, police said.
Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4440, extension 29322, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.
Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.