Samantha McNorton Murder: David Malone arrested in connection with death of missing Texas woman

Samantha McNorton
Samantha McNorton

(CBS) WISE COUNTY, Texas - A Texas man who police say led them to the body of his missing girlfriend Sunday has been arrested in connection with her death, reports the Dallas Morning News.

According to a Wise County Sheriff's Office statement, David Malone, 29, "directed Investigators to a remote location off Greenwood Road where he had buried the body of Samantha McNorton," CBS DFW reports.

McNorton, who according to NBC affiliate WFAA is 28-years-old and the mother of three children, was first reported missing on Nov. 14 and according to the station police later determined that she was last seen in the Runaway Bay area with Malone.

CBS DFW reports that Malone was taken into custody Nov. 15 in Cooke County, and returned to Parker County, where he was wanted on outstanding felony warrants.

On the morning of Nov. 18, Malone revealed the location of McNorton's body to Wise County Investigators and Texas Rangers, reports the station.

The body was exhumed and sent to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences for manner of death and positive identification.

The investigation is ongoing.

Malone was taken to Wise County Jail, where his bond is set at $2 million.