DeSoto Man Charged With Murder After Woman's Body Found In Dumpster

Susan Darwin
February 24, 2020 - 11:40 am
Kephren Thomas

Credit: Dallas County Jail


DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - A man is behind bars today charged with the murder of a Garland woman whose body was found in an Irving dumpster. 

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The body of 22-year-old Jessica Hernandez was discovered February 2nd, about a week after her family reported her missing.  It appears she was beaten to death. 

40-year-old  Kephren  Thomas has been charged with her murder.

According to investigators, Hernandez took a cab to Thomas' home in DeSoto the day she went missing. 

Police say at this point they have no motive for the killing.