ETX man indicted for murder of ex-girlfriend

ETX man indicted for murder of ex-girlfriend
Harrison County Jail

POSTED: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 4:28pm

UPDATED: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 6:23pm

A Harrison County grand jury indicted a man Thursday morning in the murder of an East Texas teenager.

Rodris Webster, 25, is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend Alicia Benfield earlier this year. The teen was reported missing on Friday, March 14 at 4:30 a.m. She was last seen leaving a home in Elysian Fields following an argument. Panola County officials later found her vehicle in DeBerry, Texas.

Benefield's body was eventually recovered on March 18 on Farm to Market Road 31 and Elysian Fields Road in Marshall.. Webster was charged with her murder the following day after he confessed. 

Detectives believe the alleged murder was committed when the pair was traveling in a vehicle between Elysian Fields and Marshall. Authorities said the family was key to helping solve the case, especially in convincing the suspect to admit to the crime. 

Webster is being held on $1 million bond in the Harrison County Jail.

                           Alicia Benfield 

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