Kassandra Cantrell’s ex-boyfriend denied seeing her in the last decade despite evidence that he was involved in the disappearance and death of the pregnant Parkland woman, court records show.
On Friday, Pierce County prosecutors charged Colin Patrick Dudley, 37, with first-degree murder.
He pleaded not guilty at arraignment, and Superior Court Judge James Orlando set bail at $2 million.
Cantrell, 33, was last seen leaving her family’s Parkland home the morning of Aug. 25. Her body was found Tuesday wrapped in garbage bags and dumped over a hillside in University Place.
An autopsy found she had been stabbed and suffered skull fractures.