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Deputies arrest Tampa man after they find woman's body in his trunk

Kydel Weldon, 44, of Tampa faces a charge of second-degree murder after deputies found a woman's body in his trunk. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
Kydel Weldon, 44, of Tampa faces a charge of second-degree murder after deputies found a woman's body in his trunk. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
Published May 26, 2016

TAMPA — Hillsborough County deputies have arrested a man they say killed a woman he lived with and put her body in his trunk.

Deputies found Kydel Weldon, 44, of Tampa, covered in blood late Tuesday night.

Hours earlier, the owner of the home where Weldon and the woman lived came home to find the home empty, save for blood smears that prompted a call to 911.

Deputies then went to an area on Columbus Avenue where the roommates regularly hung out around 10 p.m.

That's when they saw Weldon with blood on his hands and clothes and on the trunk of his car. Shortly after, according to a news release, they found the body of a white female in his trunk.

The victim was identified as Tina Ryan, 45. Deputies said she had suffered blunt trauma to her head and multiple stab wounds to her upper body.

Weldon faces a charge of second-degree murder. He was being held Wednesday without bail in the Hillsborough County jail.