Warrant Issued in Death of UNT Student

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DENTON, Texas (AP) - Police have issued an arrest warrant for a Denton man who was seen with a University of North Texas student hours before her burned body was found in Carrollton.

The body of 19-year-old sophomore Melanie Goodwin was found Tuesday about 20 miles from a Denton convenience store where she was last seen with Ernesto Reyes earlier that morning.

Police issued an arrest warrant for Reyes last night. Police say the 20-year-old is wanted on suspicion of murder.

Reyes was photographed by security cameras at the convenience store near UNT early Tuesday morning. He was last seen leaving the store with Goodwin in her car.

Goodwin's burned body was found nine hours later near a Carrollton office complex.

Police found her abandoned car yesterday behind a commercial building in Denton, about three miles from the convenience store.

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