Two people have been charged with murder after a missing Henderson man was found dead in a burned car in California two weeks ago, Las Vegas police said Monday.
Jecory Kemp, 28, and Tyeshia Evan James, 24, were arrested Friday after San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputies found Jabar Anderson’s body in a burned-out vehicle in Barstow on New Year’s Eve. They later determined he had died from a gunshot wound.
Anderson, 44, had been reported missing from Henderson that day. After San Bernardino authorities identified him, they requested assistance from Las Vegas and Henderson police.
Investigators concluded that Anderson had worked at an apartment complex on Boulder Highway and was killed in an apartment there before being transported to California. He also “was involved in illegal narcotics activity,” Las Vegas police said in a news release.
Kemp was convicted of first-degree domestic battery in Las Vegas in November 2018 and released on recognizance. James was convicted of first-degree domestic battery in December 2016 and released after her hearing, according to court records.
Kemp was being held Monday at the Clark County Detention Center on $100,000 bail on charges of open murder with a deadly weapon, robbery and conspiracy to commit murder. James was being held on $100,000 bail on charges of open murder with a deadly weapon, robbery with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit murder, court records show.
Both were expected to appear in court Tuesday.
Anyone with information about the murder is encouraged to call LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.