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04-12-2017, 08:10 AM

Woman found strangled in Fort Worth apartment
7:31 AM. CDT April 12, 2017

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FORT WORTH -- Fort Worth Police Department homicide and crime scene investigators spent much of Tuesday afternoon canvassing the area where a 22-year-old woman was found strangled in her apartment.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim as Molly Matheson of Fort Worth. She lived on the 2600 block of Waits Avenue, not far from the TCU campus.

The medical examiner’s web site says Matheson was found fatally strangled in her bathroom on Monday afternoon. Police said the victim’s mother found her. The homeowner came in after the discovery.


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04-13-2017, 06:33 AM

Police: No signs of forced entry in Fort Worth woman's murder
9:27 PM. CDT April 12, 2017

FORT WORTH -- Nearly 48 hours after 22-year-old Molly Matheson's body was discovered, crime scene investigators continued to collect evidence and perform forensic tests at her garage apartment on Waits Avenue.

On Wednesday, Fort Worth Police revealed there were no signs of a forced entry in this crime. Sgt. Joe Loughman said they couldn't say whether Matheson knew the person who strangled her in her bathroom apartment.

04-28-2017, 02:59 PM

Arrest made in murder of woman near TCU
3:28 PM. CDT April 28, 2017

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FORT WORTH - An arrest has been made in the murder of a woman found dead earlier this month near the TCU campus.

Fort Worth police say the United States Marshal Task Force has arrested Reginald Kimbro, 23.

Matheson, 22, was found strangled in the bathroom of her garage apartment on Waits Avenue on April 10. There were no signs of forced entry, and Matheson's mother discovered her body.

"We would like to thank the Fort Worth Police Department and all the detectives involved in Molly's case," the family said in a statement to WFAA. "We know that they were very diligent in their investigation which led to the arrest. This has been an overwhelmingly trying time for our family and we are confident that justice will be served for Molly."

The family indicated to WFAA's Lauren Zakalik that Molly may have known her suspected killer.:rolleyes:


Police have yet to release details on the possible relationship between the two.

The Bobster
04-28-2017, 06:00 PM

Man charged for strangling woman he ‘sort of’ knew
By Jackie Salo
April 28, 2017 | 7:09pm | Updated

Reginald Kimbro
Fort Worth Police Department

Texas police have arrested a man in connection to the death of a 22-year-old woman strangled in her apartment earlier this month.

Reginald Kimbro, 23, was charged Thursday with the murder of Molly Matheson, who was found dead at her apartment on April 10 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Police said Matheson’s body was found in her bathroom with no signs of forced entry into the apartment, the Fort-Worth Star Telegram reported.

Matheson’s parents told WFAA that she “sort of” knew the suspect.

“We would like to thank the Fort Worth Police Department and all the detectives involved in Molly’s case,” her father David Matheson said Friday in a statement. “We know that they were very diligent in their investigation which led to the arrest. This has been an overwhelmingly trying time for our family and we are confident that justice will be served for Molly.”

U.S. Marshals were sent to arrest Kimbro at his father’s house in Dallas. He was taken into custody at Mansfield Jail.

05-01-2017, 12:47 PM

Suspect in TCU-Area Murder Linked to Two Alleged Sexual Assaults


The man arrested and charged in the murder of a 22-year-old woman found dead in her garage apartment near Texas Christian University last month was twice before accused of sexual assault, according to his arrest warrant.

Reginald Gerard Kimbro, 23, was arrested by Fort Worth police last week in the murder of Molly Matheson.

According to police, Kimbro was also arrested in March 2014 after being accused of sexual assault at a resort in South Padre Island. Kimbro claimed the sex was consensual and the charges were later dismissed.

In September 2014, a woman reported Kimbro had sexually assaulted her in Plano.

In both cases, police said Kimbro knew the women and strangled them during the assault.

Matheson, police said, died of homicide by strangulation and may have also been sexually assaulted. After learning of the previous allegations against Kimbro, police said the Tarrant County Medical Examiner is going to expedite the processing of a sex assault kit taken from Matheson.

On April 10, Molly Matheson's mother found her daughter's body in the bathroom of her garage apartment, curled up in a ball and wearing only a T-shirt. Matheson's mother told police she went to her daughter's apartment after learning she failed to show up to work and wasn't answering phone calls.

She said when she arrived at the apartment she found the door closed, but unlocked. Police later noted that the only lock on the door was a deadbolt that could not be locked from the outside without a key and that there were no signs of forced entry -- all indications, police said, Matheson may have known her killer.

Matheson and Kimbro previously dated while both were students at the University of Arkansas in 2014. Kimbro told police they eventually separated but had kept in touch.

He said she texted him Sunday, April 9, asking if he wanted to hang out. He said he agreed and got to her house at about 10:30 p.m. He said they began to kiss and considered having sex before stopping because she was worried about her boyfriend. Kimbro said they did not have sex and that he left her apartment at about 1:30 a.m. and began driving back to Arkansas.
Kimbro ended the interview when investigators tried to pin him down on the timetable, detectives said.

In a search of the apartment, police found a pair of the victim’s running shorts, panties, a pillow case and a fitted sheet in the washing machine, along with a pair of men's underwear, still wet.

Detectives used electricity records to show a spike in power consumption about the time a neighbor’s surveillance camera showed Kimbro’s car leaving the apartment. Police believe Kimbro could have loaded and started the washing machine as a means to destroy evidence.