Taylor Pomaski death: Former NFL player Kevin Ware indicted in girlfriend's murder from 2021
Kevin Ware murder case update: Taylor Pomaski, 29, had been missing for more than seven months before her remains were found. She was seen at a party at her home in the Houston suburb of Spring on April 25, 2021, and later after some agonizing few months, her remains were found in north Harris County on December 10, 2021.
Now, the former NFL tight end Kevin Ware is being indicted on murder and tampering charges in the death of his girlfriend Pomaski in Texas, the Harris County district attorney said Thursday, July 28. He is charged with murder and tampering with evidence, specifically a corpse, in the death of Taylor Pomaski, the district attorney’s office said.
A desperate search for Taylor Pomaski is underway as Texas authorities look for clues in the disappearance of the 29-year-old. A missing person's report for Pomaski was filed by her parents in May. In an interview, her father Stephen Pomaski said that the family only realized she was missing on Mother's Day. It finally dawned upon them that there had been no communication with Pomaski since April. Pomaski's boyfriend Kevin Ware Jr. is a suspect in her murder.
This is another case involving an athlete that has made headlines this year. In the recent past, Puerto Rican boxer Felix Verdejo was first established as a suspect in the disappearance of his girlfriend Keishla Rodriguez Ortiz. After months of investigation, he was indicted in her murder, and chilling details of how he allegedly chose to murder her came to light. Verdejo has pleaded not guilty in Ortiz's murder and his wife and mom have been summoned into court as well, as witnesses, not suspects.
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Is Taylor Pomaski dead?
"It kind of hit us early in the day. We haven't heard from her in a week and a half, two weeks at this point," Pomaski's father Stephen said while speaking to an outlet. Her parents made a call to the police and filed the report with Harris County Sheriff's Office on Monday, May 10. Their daughter was last seen at a party she hosted at her own house on Stallion Brooks Road in Northwest Harris County on April 25 and police have found no trace of her ever since. Sources say Pomaski and Ware Jr lived together in the house and a fight took place between the two on the said day. Ware Jr is not cooperating with investigators in this case, sources reveal further.
Ware Jr is currently held at the Montgomery County Jail on unrelated charges and prosecutors are pushing to have his bail denied. Court documents state, "the defendant is suspected of murdering his girlfriend Taylor Pomaski." The District Attorney's Office has declined to comment explaining why Ware Jr is being named as a suspect in the murder. The two had started dating in the fall of 2020 and sources with knowledge of the case say Ware Jr is just a person of interest in Pomaski's disappearance and apparent murder. Alluding to Ware Jr's noncooperation, Pomaski's father said, "If he's not responsible, he has to know something."
Kevin Ware Jr is a convicted felon
Kevin Ware Jr formerly played for the San Francisco 49ers. Earlier this month he appeared in court as part of a separate case. He was being charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm as a felon. Prosecutors while filing a request to deny bail for the ex-NFL'er said he might have committed Pomaski's murder while on bond for these charges. They also said Ware "demonstrated he is a danger to the community" and his "significant financial resources" from his career coupled with prior bond violations gives him "motivation to flee the jurisdiction and country."