An arrest has been made in the murder of a woman found dead earlier this month near the TCU campus.
Police say 22-year-old Molly Matheson was found strangled in her apartment bathroom on April 10 in a part of town where TCU students live en masse.
“Kind of freaking out, people were freaking out,” said TCU sophomore Caroline Wade about the crime. “Especially because we didn’t really know what the situation was.”
While there is still sadness, there is now also some relief. Fort Worth Police announced their officers, working with the US Marshal’s Task Force, arrested 23-year-old Reginald Kimbro for her murder.
Molly’s parents say he’s someone she “sort of” knew.
Molly Matheson's parents tell me they're taking things "one day at a time" in daughter's murder investigation & Molly "sort of" knew suspect pic.twitter.com/XX5vyVySbq— Lauren Zakalik (@wfaalauren) April 28, 2017
Her father, David, released this statement to WFAA Friday:
“We would like to thank the Fort Worth Police Department and all the detectives involved in Molly's case. We know that they were very diligent in their investigation which led to the arrest. This has been an overwhelmingly trying time for our family and we are confident that justice will be served for Molly.”
The crime 18 days ago shook the community to its core.
“I live in the apartment complex right here so it was definitely a little unnerving,” said TCU sophomore Devyn Dillenberg. “I got calls from both my parents, make sure you’re safe, don’t walk alone home at night.”
News of the arrest Friday put some of the TCU students’ fears to rest.
“I think I’ll always be a little freaked out because it’s just not something you think about happening near TCU, but at the same time it is good to know it’s got some clarity and closure,” Wade said.
We still do not know what led to Molly’s death. Kimbro declined our request for an interview Friday.
The victim graduated from Timber Creek High School in Keller in 2012. She lived near TCU, but wasn't a student at the school.