Nathan Cedric Rogers arrested in death of pregnant PG County woman
Updated: April 30, 2012 - 02:41 pm
The estranged boyfriend of a pregnant 23-year-old Oxon Hill woman is under arrest in connection with her death, police say.
Prince George's County Police say they found the dead body of 23-year-old Jasmine Nichelle Moss in the trunk of a car in District Heights on Friday night.
Soon after, police arrested her estranged boyfriend, 22-year-old Nathan Cedric Rogers of District Heights. He is being held without bond and is awaiting a hearing on his competency to stand trial. Police say he lives just around the corner from the crime scene.
When police discovered the victim, she had stab wounds to the upper body. A neighbor tells ABC7 News that she heard strange noises coming from Rogers' home early Friday morning.
"I didn't realize what it was," District Heights resident Kim Jarmon said. "I heard the lady crying or moaning and making noises, but she never said words, and there was never another voice."
Jarmon says she lives next door to Rogers but didn't know the young couple.
"Apparently, this was a domestically-related incident and they were involved in a relationship," says Prince George's County Police spokesperson Sgt. Sonya Rorls.
Moss's friends and family will hold a vigil for her on Thursday night on Mason Road in District Heights. Her friends say she was pregnant with Rogers' baby. She was keeping it, but he didn't want her to. They broke up after they found out she was pregnant.
Friends describe Moss, who grew up in Clinton, as fun loving with a zest for life. She had just started a new job, and had a passion for photography. This would have been her first child.
But friends also say they noticed something wasn't right with the relationship. She only told her closest friends Rogers' real name -- telling the rest of them only his nickname, "Fresh." None of her friends had ever met him.
They say after the pregnancy, he was telling everyone it wasn't his baby.