A mugshot of murder suspect James Charles.
(Photo provided by Kokomo PD.)

Kokomo Man Arrested for Girlfriend’s Death

KOKOMO, Ind. — A Kokomo man has been arrested after his girlfriend was found dead in an alley.

The body of 40-year-old Elizabeth Rodriguez, of Kokomo, was found in the 1200 block of West Taylor Road at around 4 p.m. Sunday.

Police have arrested her boyfriend, 28-year-old James M. Charles, for murder.

An autopsy is set for Monday.

Police are asking people in the area with surveillance cameras to check their footage from Sunday to see if they have evidence that could help police with their investigation. Contact Sergeant Rich Benzinger, (765) 456-7324 or rbenzinger@cityofkokomo.org. Tips can also be left with Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 262-TIPS.


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