Ten days after she was reported lacking by her aunt on Could 15, mom and faculty official Kameela Russell was discovered lifeless in a Florida canal. Now, a suspect has been named in her homicide.
Ernest Joseph Roberts, an assistant principal who labored on the similar faculty as Russell, has been charged along with her demise. Roberts was a suspect early on within the case after Miami Gardens police detectives obtained a number of nameless ideas that he was concerned. He had recognized Russell for over twenty years and was reportedly the godfather to her youngsters.
A handwritten notice to a college janitor was the most important clue that he had one thing to do with Russell’s disappearance and subsequent homicide. The notice seems to be a frantic try and eliminate the lady’s automobile.
“Have you learnt anybody that may chop up a automobile? In that case or make it ‘disappear’ take these keys,” Roberts’ notice learn, based on the warrant. “Its behind the speedway racetrack on 441 by County line. Associates are gone and wish it to vanish. If not go away it + I’ll work it out later. THROW THIS NOTE AWAY!”
This result in an exhaustive investigation that turned up DNA blood proof, surveillance footage, and cellphone data, an arrest warrant launched on Friday signifies.
The 39-year-old assistant principal was booked right into a Miami-Dade jail on Friday afternoon (June 14). Roberts faces a first-degree homicide cost as legislation enforcement claims they’ve recovered Kameela Russell’s automobile, keys and the notice, which was hidden by Roberts in a college file cupboard 5 days after the alleged homicide.
In line with the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Russell, 41, died of a blunt power head harm and her demise was dominated a murder, reported native ABC affiliate WPLG.
A 16-year-old boy in Miami Gardens discovered her physique Saturday Could 25. She was carrying the identical grey leggings she had on the day she went lacking.
On-line data verify her date of demise is listed as Could 25.
Russell was final seen by her aunt Donna Blyden, who was watching Russell’s daughters the day she disappeared. In line with Blyden, Russell’s automobile pulled into her driveway to choose up her ladies, however she by no means made it inside.
When Blyden regarded again exterior, Russell was gone.
Russell was a mom of two and a testing coordinator at Miami Norland Senior Excessive College, the place college students and college are mourning her loss.