Texas man, 60, is charged with abuse of corpse after missing mom-of-one’s body is found floating in a container in Kentucky Lake
- Jeffrey Rogers, 60, charged with abuse of corpse and tampering with evidence in death of Traci Jones, 41, in Kentucky
- Officials believe Rogers, of Arlington, Texas, traveled to Paris, Tennessee, rented a boat and used it to dispose of Jones’ body in Kentucky Lake
- Rogers was arrested on Tuesday in Texas, more than 650 miles away from lake
A Texas man has been arrested and charged in connection with the discovery of the body of a woman in a plastic container floating in Kentucky Lake.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said agents believe 60-year-old Jeffrey Rogers, of Arlington, Texas, used a boat rented in Paris, Tennessee, to dispose of the body in the lake located north of the state line.
Kentucky State Police said earlier that the woman was identified as 41-year-old Traci Leigh Jones, of Granbury, Texas.
Jeffrey Rogers, 60 (left), has been charged with abuse of corpse and tampering with evidence in the death of Traci Jones, 41 (right), in Kentucky
Jones’ body was found inside a plastic container floating in Kentucky Lake, Kentucky
Rogers was charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. Police say he was arrested on Tuesday in Fort Worth, Texas, located more than 650 miles southwest of the lake.
According to a press release from the TBI, Jones’ body was discovered in the lake on Saturday night.
Rogers is being held on $1million in Tarrant County Jail in Texas
The Kentucky State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and ruled the manner of death homicide. Officials have not revealed how Jones died.
Investigators so far have offered no information on a possible motive and have not said whether or not Rogers and Jones knew each other.
During the investigation, TBI agents learned that Rogers had allegedly used the rented boat to dispose of the victim’s body.
Rogers is being held on $1million in Tarrant County Jail pending his extradition to Tennessee.
According to her obituary, Jones was a single mother who worked as a waitress for most of her life.
‘She loved her son and animals and was definitely a momma’s girl,’ the post read. ‘She was a free spirit and now is at rest with her mom.’