Warrants: Blood found in car driven by man charged in Raleigh woman's disappearance
Posted December 11, 2017 5:58 p.m. EST
Updated July 13, 2018 9:55 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — Warrants released Monday are revealing more information about what led authorities to charge a man with murder in connection with the August disappearance of a Raleigh woman.
Jennifer Ann Arrington, 44, was reported missing from her Schaub Drive apartment on Aug. 14. Nearly seven weeks later, Andrew Eugene Meeks, 41, of 234 Westcroft Drive, was charged with murder in the case.
Arrington’s body has still not been located.
Police previously said Arrington and Meeks shared an apartment and warrants released Monday said that the pair were dating but had broken up on Aug. 12.
When Meeks was contacted by police about Arrington’s disappearance, he told authorities that he had been in Charlotte since Aug. 9 and provided detectives with a false address, the warrant states.
Meeks did not answer further calls from police, but investigators determined that he had been seen at Arrington’s apartment on the night she disappeared.
According to the warrant, detectives who visited Arrington’s apartment found vertical blinds that appeared to have blood on them hidden in a closet as well as a broken lamp. Arrington’s car was also missing from the apartment.
Meeks found with her car on Aug. 17 at a home in Illinois, and he told authorities he went to her home on Aug. 13, entered her apartment and found blood in the living room before taking the car keys and leaving the state, the warrant said.
A search of the vehicle found “evidence suggestive of homicidal violence,” including blood.