Ex-NFL star Kevin Ware is charged with murdering his girlfriend and tampering with a corpse after she vanished from a party in Texas
Ware, 41, is accused of murdering Taylor Pomaski, 29, who was last seen at a house party on on April 26 last year
Pomaski was last seen April, 2021 during a party at a house she shared with her boyfriend in Spring, Texas
Her remains was found in December and formally identified three months ago
Her boyfriend, former NFL star Kevin Ware , 41, had been suspected of murdering Pomaski – The pair had a toxic relationship, police said
The former Washington and San Francisco player has also been charged with tampering with her corpse
He faces 15 years to life in prison if he is convicted of the charges against him
Former NFL player Kevin Ware has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Taylor Pomaski, more than a year after she vanished from a house party.
Harris County District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday that Ware, 41, would be charged with her murder as well as tampering with a corpse.
Pomaski, 29, was last seen alive at a house party on April 26 in in the Houston suburb of Spring, Texas, last year.
Her remains were found in December in northern Harris County, and identified three months later, with police naming the former pro athlete as a suspect in her disappearance.
Ware will face a minimum of 15 years to life in prison if he is found guilty of the charges.
Former Washington and San Francisco player Ware had been suspected of murdering Pomaski after he was arrested in June on unrelated charges.
Prosecutor Lacy Johnson, who is handling the case, said that the court process is ‘just the beginning’.
She added: ‘We encourage anyone who has knowledge about what happened between Kevin and Taylor to come forward.’
Pomaski vanished from the home she shared with Ware after attending a party, with authorities identifying the former NFL player as a suspect two months after her disappearance.
Authorities it’s been reported, suspected foul play in Pomaski’s disappearance soon after she went missing, with prosecutors identifying Ware as a suspect in June 2021.
The former Washington Redskins tight end is believed to be one of the last people to interact with Pomanski before she disappeared from a party at the home they shared.
Ware, who has not played in the NFL since 2004, was out on bond on an unrelated charge at the time.
He is currently being held in custody on unrelated gun and drug charges in Montgomery County.
Ware played in for Washington and for San Francisco.
He played college football for the Washington Huskies and had 42 catches for 463 yards and five touchdowns as a senior in 2002.
Eric Zulegar, a friend and former boyfriend of Pomaski’s, said he had been in communication with her in the weeks leading up to her disappearance.
He said: ‘She was in danger, she was in trouble. There was violence, she referenced a gun being pulled on her. She was very scared, very nervous.’
The couple, who had been dating for a year, had reportedly been fighting at the house party before her disappearance in April.
Former NFL player Kevin Ware, 41, is accused of murdering girlfriend Taylor Pomaski, 29, who was last seen at a party in the house party on April 26 last year – The pair had been dating for around a year at the time of her disappearance and the party was held at they shared in Spring, Texas.
Her remains were found in December in northern Harris County, and identified three months later, with police naming the retired sportsman as a suspect in her disappearance.
Ware remains in custody at the Montgomery County Jail on a first-degree felony charge of facing possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and third-degree felony charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon
Tim Miller, the founder of the missing-person search group Texas EquuSearch, reported that the confrontation had turned violent.
Ware, who has a criminal record dating back to 2007, was arrested by US Marshals in June after he failed to appear for supervision.
He had been arrested and charged about a week before Pomaski’s disappearance after he was allegedly found with cocaine, methamphetamine, and a loaded AK-47.
During his June arrest, he had reportedly been involved in a vehicle chase with police where he drove more than 115mph. Ware was found to be in possession of both weapons and drugs, according to Fox26. His lawyer had claimed that their client had no prior knowledge that he was considered a suspect in Pomaski’s disappearance.