Man who rapped about killing and burying woman charged with girlfriend's murder

Man who rapped about killing and burying woman charged with girlfriend's murder

Prosecutors have revealed that a 27-year-old Californian man has been arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, months after a video emerged of him allegedly rapping about killing a woman. Per CNN, The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office revealed that Robert Anthony Camou has been charged in the disappearance of Amanda Custer, who went missing in July this year. 

According to Lt. Scott Hoglund of the LA County Sheriff’s Department, a video posted at around the time of Custer’s disappearance showed Camou singing about not only killing an unidentified woman, but also burying her body. It was this evidence that persuaded law enforcement to take Camou into custody, which they eventually did after a five-and-a-half hour stand off. 

At a press conference held last month, Lt. Hoglund revealed that 31-year-old Custer was last seen alive when police responded to a domestic disturbance at Camou’s Monrovia home. This incident occurred when Camou was already under investigation for assault, having been accused of "battering his girlfriend, strangling her and threatening her with a Taser," according to reporting by CNN

According to the testimony of multiple witnesses, Camou was seen putting Custer’s "lifeless body" into the boot of a grey Toyota Prius, before driving away. Officers later uncovered evidence of assault in Camou’s bedroom, as well as a pool of blood and a digging tool in the suspect’s car. All of this evidence led police to consider Camou as their prime suspect. 

Despite Camou’s arrest and the charges against him, authorities are still searching for Custer’s remains. In a bid to close the case, law enforcement have offered a $10,000 reward for information that could lead to the successful recovery of her body.