Carmen White has been charged with capital murder, records show.
She was arrested on February 8 on charges of making a terrorist threat to a family member and possessing a controlled substance. White has issued warrants for her arrest for failing to appear in court in connection with those charges.
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on April 1, Houston Police Department patrol officers responded to an industrial metal fabrication business on the 3500 block of Cherry Street for a burned body found by a witness who notified a railroad worker.
Autopsy results identified the body as Cynthia Cervantes, White’s sister.
A family friend told authorities that he had noticed White’s weird and odd behavior since her sister’s death.
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He said he noticed White becoming paranoid and extremely nervous on April 8 after insisting on trading in her vehicle, which she had bought on March 5. She claimed the air conditioner was broken.
White’s gray Chevrolet HHR was spotted on camera footage by Texas Blending and Warehousing on April 1, investigators said.
The family friend was shown pictures of the vehicle and was able to identify it as White’s by pointing out the markings on the vehicle and a yellow dent on the driver’s side and rear paper tags.
Records show that a significant amount of blood was found in the “rear cargo area and on an envelope under the front driver’s seat.” Police are still awaiting DNA results from blood drawn from White’s car.
The friend also told authorities that White had a motive for killing her sister. He said White was upset that Cervantes called the police and wanted to get back at her sister.
White asked her ex-boyfriend and his girlfriend to put her sister’s body in their suitcase, but he refused, the documents say.
It was at this point, according to records, that White asked her 13-year-old son for help.
The boy said he “reached down and lifted what felt like human legs, so he dropped the legs to the floor.”
He said his mother had become extremely aggressive and he “feared what she might do to him, so he caved in for fear for his safety.”
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