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Former NFL Player Kevin Ware Indicted For Murder In Girlfriend Taylor Pomaski’s Death
Kevin Ware has been indicted on murder and tampering charges for the death of Taylor Pomaski, who body was found seven months after the couple was seen fighting at a party.
Former NFL player Kevin Ware has been indicted on murder and tampering with a body charges for the death of his girlfriend, whose remains were found more than seven months after she vanished.
Ware, 41, was indicted on Thursday by a grand jury for murder and tampering with evidence in the death of Taylor Pomaski, 29, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced in a Thursday press release.
Pomaski was last seen alive during a party at her home in a Houston suburb in April 2021. Witnesses said they saw the couple get into a violent fight at the party, the Houston Chronicle reports. She vanished shortly thereafter.
The former tight end for Washington and San Francisco faces a possible 15 years-to-life sentence if convicted of Pomaski’s murder.
Ware is currently jailed in Montgomery County — north of Houston — for charges stemming from unrelated cases, KPRC reported. He currently faces possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon charges for those cases. He was arrested in June 2021 by U.S. Marshals, who had a warrant on him for bond violations, Fox 26 Houston reports.
From the case’s early stages, investigators have suspected foul play in Pomaski’s disappearance. Pomaski’s friends and family also told news outlets of allegations of past domestic abuse between the couple.
Pomaski’s ex, Eric Zuleger, told KHOU last year that he believed she was in an abusive relationship.
“Taylor reached out to me many times throughout the month of April ,” he said. “We were talking about her getting out of there, getting back on her feet, getting herself set and stabilized.”
An official cause or manner of death hasn’t been released but a press release about the indictment made it clear that more information is still being sought from the public.
“We appreciate everyone who has come forward to provide evidence and aid in our investigation,” Lacy Johnson, a chief prosecutor in the Major Offenders Division who is handling the case, said in Thursday's press release. “Although this investigation has been going on since Taylor’s disappearance in 2021, the court process is just beginning, and we encourage anyone who has knowledge about what happened between Kevin and Taylor to come forward.”
Ware’s attorney, Coby DuBose, hasn’t immediately responded to Oxygen.com’s request for comment.