Suspect linked to murders of women near TCU and Lake Ray Hubbard

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PLANO – An arrest has been made in the death of Plano woman, Megan Leigh Getrum, who was found in Lake Ray Hubbard in April.

Plano police arrested suspect, Reginald Gerard Kimbro, 23, on May 25 for capital murder.

Plano PD began a missing person investigation for Getrum on April 14.  She was last seen in a Plano park, but police found her body in Lake Ray Hubbard in Dallas on April 15.

According to an affidavit, her cause of death was “homicidal violence including blunt force injury, neck compression, and drowning.”

The Dallas County Medical Examiner found Kimbro’s DNA on Getrum during her autopsy.

Kimbro is also suspected in the recent murder of Molly Matheson near TCU, who was strangled to death on April 10.

Fort Worth PD Detective Sullivan interviewed Kimbro on April 14, the day Getrum’s missing person investigation was conducted. According to Sullivan, Kimbro was very angry when he left the interview and he denied killing Matheson.

Matheson’s family released a statement Friday afternoon after learning her murder suspect was charged in Getrum’s murder:

We are saddened to learn that Reggie Kimbro is apparently involved in the rape and murder of another young woman. No family should endure the loss of a child to an act of selfish violence. Our hearts go out to Ms. Getrum’s family. It is extraordinarily frustrating to know that neither of these senseless murders would have ever happened if our judicial system had done its job properly. Twice Mr. Kimbro was accused and investigated by police for sexual assault by two brave young women. And unexplainably, both cases were dropped thus allowing Reggie Kimbro to continue his predatory ways.

On the other hand, we are extremely pleased with the diligence of the Fort Worth police department, the detectives and the district attorney’s who are working on Molly’s behalf. Nothing can be done to bring back our daughter, but we pray that something is done with our judicial system to prevent situations like this from happening again.

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