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A former tight end for the San Francisco 49ers was arrested by federal agents last week after violating a court order and is expected to be questioned about his girlfriend’s disappearance in April.
Kevin Ware, 40, was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals on June 11 for allegedly skipping bond supervision linked to past narcotics and firearm charges. Texas authorities plan to question him regarding the disappearance of Taylor Pomaski, according to KPRC-TV.
The 29-year-old was last seen alive at a house party in Spring, Texas on April 25, according to county investigators. She was reported missing by her family two days later.
Detectives with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, who have described Pomaski’s disappearance as “suspicious,” suspect foul play. Her case was transferred to homicide investigators on May 19.
Those who knew Pomaski welcomed news of Ware’s arrest.
“There could be others that were around the house that night," Eric Zulegar, Pomaski’s ex-boyfriend, told KPRC-TV. "I’m not for certain, but Kevin knows exactly what happened."
Zulegar described Ware and Pomaski’s relationship as abusive. She had moved home last spring, he said.
"We were talking about her getting out of there, getting back on her feet, getting herself set and stabilized," he added.
In a separate interview with local media, Zulegar also said Pomaski was in danger shortly before she abruptly vanished.
“She was in trouble,” he told KTRK-TV. “There was violence, she referenced a gun being pulled on her. She was very scared, very nervous.”
The day before Pomaski was reported missing, Zulegar claimed he received a cryptic message from his former girlfriend.
“I need to talk to you,” Pomaski wrote to him on April 26.
Pomaski’s former boyfriend said he’s been in constant contact with her mother since the young woman’s disappearance.
“Taylor is still missing,” Zulegar added, described her as a great woman and with a “bubbly” personality.
“Her parents and family and friends miss her a lot," Zulegar told KHOU.
One group of volunteers reportedly traveled 150 miles from Houston to aid in the search, but for some, hopes of finding Pomaski alive seemed to be dimming.
“This certainly is in no way going to have a happy ending,” said Tim Miller of Texas organization EquuSearch.
Ware played a total of 16 NFL games in his professional career, which spanned a total of two seasons. His first NFL game with the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. He suited up for the Washington Redskins the following season, racking up four receptions.
Ware is being held at Montgomery County detention center, according to online jail records. He has not officially been listed as a suspect in Pomaski’s disappearance.
Pomaski is described as white and has blond hair. Anyone with information related to Pomaski’s whereabouts is urged to contact Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 713-274-9100 or Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.
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