Police in Jones County, Miss., have detained a Tampa man who disappeared the same day his girlfriend was found dead.
Detectives found the body of Karen Osorio-Cruz, a 40-year-old mother, hidden in a wooded area in New Tampa Thursday.
Police immediately began searching for Steven P. Clark, a boyfriend she had previously accused of stabbing her.
Clark, 22, was arrested Friday after a Jones County Sheriff's officer saw him removing a license plate from a Mississippi-owned vehicle and a computer search showed there was a warrant for his arrest on car theft charges, police said. Clark was taken to a jail facility in Laurel, Miss.
He was found with a stolen car, police said. Hillsborough detectives were traveling to the prison to question Clark.
He has not been charged in Osorio-Cruz's death.