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Decomposed body found in man's bathtub may be of missing woman

December 8, 2011 |  9:32 am

 Stockton police have arrested a 26-year-old man after his landlord found a woman's badly decomposed body in a bathtub in his apartment.

Devon Epps, 26, was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of murder.

The family of a missing woman, Veronica Jones, believe she is the victim.

Isaac Zuniga said he last saw his sister at a family function on May 28. He says his sister was at the function with Epps. After not hearing from Jones for a few weeks, Zuniga said, the family reported Jones missing.

Zuniga said the police should have done more to follow up on leads.

"We believe they could have done so much more in regards to finding my sister and hopefully keeping her alive," said Zuniga.

The Stockton Police Department says it cannot comment on the Jones case because she is still considered a missing person. The body found in the apartment has not been officially identified by the coroner.

-- Chris Biele, Fox 40 News

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