Body of Missing Houston Mother Found in Midland County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND COUNTY - The body of a missing Houston mother has been found in Midland County.

31-year-old Michelle Warner had been missing since last week from Houston.

Houston Police Dept. Public Information Officer Jodi Silva tells NewsWest 9 that Warner's body was found in Midland County on Sunday.

Warner's estranged boyfriend, Mark Castellano, is facing murder charges.

According to the Houston Police Department, Castellano confessed to police that he and Warner got into argument and that he killed her on September 22.

Silva says Castellano confessed that he brought her body to Midland County and attempted to leave it in an oilfield. Silva says Castellano directed officials to where the body was.

He flew back to Houston on Sunday and is currently in custody.

An autopsy is pending but we're told Warner possibly had a broken neck.

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