Stockton police arrest tenant who shared apartment with corpse

11:01 AM, Dec 7, 2011   |    comments
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STOCKTON, CA - Police have arrested a man who apparently spent months living in a downtown Stockton apartment with a dead body in the bathroom.

San Joaquin County Jail records show Devon Omar Epps, 26, was booked shortly before 2 am Wednesday on a murder charge.

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Managers of the Julienne Apartments at 517 Channel St. discovered the badly decomposed body in a sleeping bag on Monday when they entered the third floor apartment to inspect damage following Epps' eviction.

Although the body has not been positively identified, family members of a woman missing since last summer are certain it is her.

According to Facebook postings, Veronica Jones, 35, was last seen by her family in June and was believed to be staying with Epps at the Julienne Apartments.

by George Warren, GWarren@news10.net 

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