Police in Bridge City investigate apparent homicide


UPDATE: Elizalde is being held in the Orange County Jail on a $1 million bond after being charged with murder.


Police in Bridge City are investigating  the apparent murder of Kara Marie Willingham, 28, of Bridge City, and have detained a "person of interest," identified by a source as her live-in boyfriend, 41-year-old Jorge Elizalde-Sanchez.

According to a news release from the Bridge City Police Department, officers responded to the 100 block of Mary Avenue in Bridge City Sept. 14 at 6:58 p.m. in response to a possible homicide. Upon arrival, officers discovered Willingham's body.

The investigation is ongoing. 

According to his Facebook page, Elizalde worked at Casa Ole at Central Mall at the time of the incident, and is originally from Matomoras, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Kara Marie Willingham's obituary