Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Police Make Arrest in Murder of Woman Found "Burned Beyond Recognition"

Posted By on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 5:30 AM

click to enlarge Antonio Nunez Jr. was arrested Tuesday - COURTESY BEXAR COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • Courtesy Bexar County Sheriff's Office
  • Antonio Nunez Jr. was arrested Tuesday

Early one morning in August 2015, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office got a call about a body engulfed in flames on the side of the road on San Antonio's far southeast side. Not only did police have few leads, they didn't even know who the victim was. The body had been, according to the sheriff's office, "burned beyond recognition."

The victim remained unidentified until last month, when forensic analysts at the University of North Texas Health Science Center found a DNA match. Using a partial fingerprint recovered from the body to confirm the match, the sheriff's office announced just before Christmas that they'd identified the victim as 47-year-old Lisa Carter. On Tuesday, sheriff's officials announced they'd finally made an arrest in the case, charging Antonio Nunez Jr. with Carter's murder. 
click to enlarge Officials identified the body found burning on the side of the road last year as 47-year-old Lisa Carter
  • Officials identified the body found burning on the side of the road last year as 47-year-old Lisa Carter

According to a statement from the sheriff's office, Nunez and Carter had been in and out of a relationship for several years – a relationship that, according to officials, "included violence." Police arrested Nunez at his southside home on Tuesday without incident.

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