Charge filed in Salt Lake City motel murder case

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Posted: Jun 11, 2011 9:04 PM
Charge filed in Salt Lake City motel murder case

A murder charge has been filed against a man in the death of a woman whose body was found stuffed in the wooden frame of a bed at a Salt Lake City motel.

The Deseret News of Salt Lake City reports the charges were filed Friday in 3rd District Court against 28-year-old Thomas Kumalac.

The body of 25-year-old Jessica Jensen was found June 2 at the Capitol Motel after a patron complained about an odor in her room.

Kumalac was arrested the next day and booked into the Cache County Jail for investigation of murder.

Prosecutors charged him Friday with murder, a first-degree felony, and obstruction of justice, a second-degree felony.

Prosecutors say video surveillance shows Kumalac and Jensen arriving at the motel together.

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Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com