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Published On: Sat, Jan 28th, 2017

Meagan Dearman identified as body found at Texas lake, boyfriend Justin Bennett ‘person of interest’

The body found at T&P Lake in Baird, Texas around noon Friday has been positively identified as missing Abilene mother Meagan Dearman. While he’s being held on various charges, the woman’s boyfriend, Justin Bennett, has been identified by police as a “person of interest.”

Dearman, 31, was confirmed by a friend of the family to KTXS, prompting the police to confirm more details surrounding the case and investigation.

Meagan has been missing and Abilene police were actively searching when a resident found her body at the lake.

Chief of Abilene Police Stan Standridge told the press that APD’s Criminal Investigations Division and the Missing Person Response Unit have “worked tirelessly to locate [Dearman].”

He added, “They have seized items of possible evidence, and forensic testing of some electronics is underway.”

Texas Rangers, along with the Abilene Police Department, Baird Police Department, and Callahan County Sheriff’s Office, were seen investigating near the lake.

Crime Scene Tape photo/edited pic from FBI.gov

Bennett, 32, was arrested Thursday on an outstanding warrant for assault, forgery and a parole violation. This is the same day Dearman went missing, but police would only say that he has NOT been charged at this time, but is indeed a “person of interest” in Dearman’s disappearance.

Dearman’s family told KTXS the reason they reported Dearman missing was because a family friend told them Bennett killed her and buried her somewhere.

APD is asking for anyone with information to contact the Abilene Police Department at (325) 673-8831.

Photo/Minnesota Historical Society via wikimedia commons

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