Crime

Affidavit: Missing Fort Worth woman placed in trunk

The man accused of kidnapping Christina Morris from a Plano parking garage in August was angry that another woman had earlier rebuffed his sexual advances, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Enrique Arochi, 24, of Allen and Morris, 23, of Fort Worth had been at an apartment at the Shops of Legacy where Arochi hit on another woman, according to the affidavit that was unsealed Friday and obtained by the Star-Telegram.

Arochi then left the apartment with Morris and walked to a nearby parking garage, Plano police said in the affidavit.

“An opportunity presented itself for him to act upon his anger and sexual frustration when he found himself alone with Christina Morris,” the affidavit stated.

Morris has been missing since last being seen with Arochi, who was arrested Dec. 13 and charged with aggravated kidnapping.

A Facebook page dedicated to finding Morris indicated that another search is scheduled at 9 a.m. Saturday at Allen High School, 300 Rivercrest Boulevard, where Arochi and Morris were classmates.

DNA collected from the trunk of Arochi’s 2010 Chevrolet Camaro indicated that Morris had been in there at one time, according to the affidavit.

Plano detectives believe Arochi left the Plano parking garage with Morris in the trunk of his car and drove to his home in Allen, contrary to his statements to police that Morris was never in his vehicle.

Cellular phone records also showed that Arochi’s and Morris’ cellphones were close to each other at a time when he had told detectives that Morris was not with him.

The affidavit noted that Plano detectives repeatedly sifted through Arochi’s trash in September for evidence in the case. Detectives collected various cleaning rags and towels, an empty bottle of 409 cleaner, an empty 32 ounce bottle of “all-purpose cleaner” with bleach and other cleaning supplies.

‘Angry and upset’

Arochi, Morris and a group of other friends had gone out on the night of Aug. 29 at the Shops of Legacy in Plano and later went to a nearby apartment.

It was at the apartment where Arochi made a sexual advance to a woman, who refused him.

The woman later told Plano detectives that Arochi was “pretty angry and upset” when he left the apartment with Morris. The woman said Arochi believed the two had a romantic relationship, but she said they didn’t.

Morris left the apartment with Arochi between 3:30 and 3:45 a.m. Aug. 30. A surveillance video shows her entering a parking garage with Arochi at 3:55.

Last month, Plano police accused Arochi of interfering with the investigation when some of his statements contradicted evidence. He made “numerous false statements” about his time with Morris and omitted information, according to a search warrant affidavit.

Arochi walked with a limp at his job in Wylie and told another employee that his ribs hurt, the affidavit said. The employee noticed a bite mark on Arochi’s arm, and Arochi said it was the result of a fight the night before.

An affidavit from November says Arochi insisted to police that he didn’t enter the garage with Morris. Police showed him a still shot of him and Morris in the garage, according to the affidavit, and he didn’t explain why he lied.

More details emerge

The affidavit also included the following:

Arochi told detectives that he started the evening by taking Adderall, then drank 10 shots of Captain Morgan Rum and three to five beers at two bars.

Arochi told a detective that after he left The Shops at Legacy he headed east on Legacy Drive to Central Expressway and exited at Bethany Road to his Allen home. But his TollTag records showed that he used the Sam Rayburn Tollway past Custer Road and then to his home.

Morris’ 2001 Toyota Celica was found in the garage after she vanished.

During a Sept. 4 interview with a detective, Arochi said Morris had never been in his Chevrolet Camaro. When authorities inspected his car, they noticed that the interior was extremely clean and had recently been vacuumed. The front fender was damaged.

Arochi had bruises on his right forearm and abrasions on his right hand. He told a detective that he was “turning” his tires and that the wheel fell on his hand. He became angry and punched his right front fender with his right fist and struck it with his right forearm, according to the affidavit.

An employee at Huffines Collision Center in Plano viewed photos of the damage and said it was inconsistent with Arochi’s explanation.

Arochi, who remains in the Collin County Jail in McKinney, is charged with aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony. Arochi’s bail is set at $1 million, and he was also under a federal immigration hold, according to the Collin County Jail website.

This report contains information from Star-Telegram archives.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

Who to call

Anyone with information on the case should call Plano police at 972-424-5678.

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