AUSTIN (KXAN) — The former boyfriend of a missing woman from Temple also used to date a missing Michigan woman.
Cedric Marks is being held in a Kent County, Michigan, jail on burglary charges stemming from a Temple, Texas, case. According to an affidavit, he’s accused of breaking into his girlfriend Jenna Scott’s home. Scott and her friend Michael Swearingin, both from Temple, have been missing since Jan. 4.
KXAN has confirmed one of Marks’ former girlfriends has been missing since 2009. Bloomington, Minnesota, police say April Pease disappeared September 2009 and a public information officer confirmed Pease and Marks had a child together.
“We are aware of the developments in Texas regarding another missing person’s case, and have been in contact with local law enforcement in that jurisdiction,” Bloomington Police said in a release. They would not refer to Marks as a person of interest at this time, saying they are “in the process of getting information from Texas law enforcement.”
According to Dottie Pease, April’s mother, her daughter suffered from substance abuse. She told KXAN that Pease moved to Minnesota to both seek treatment for her addiction, and to get away from Marks.
“I never really had the feeling she was relapsing,” Dottie told KXAN, explaining that before her daughter disappeared, she was clean and had been doing well. When asked about Marks’ potential connection to her daughter’s disappearance she said she cannot rule it out.
Marks has not been charged in either missing persons case.