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Jun 12, 2013 12:09 PM by Ben Lloyd - blloyd@kristv.com

Crow Charged with Murder Based on Statements from Friends

CORPUS CHRISTI - Jacob Crow, 32, remains behind bars for the alleged murder of his elderly roommate last week. What is very unclear is what physical evidence police have linking Crow to the death of Charles Noack.

The medical examiner says the 70-year-old died from head trauma with heart disease as a contributing factor. Noack's death was reported by the suspect's sister who found him in bed as she stopped in to check on the older man who she had known for some time.

The sister told us Noack had allowed Jacob to stay with him since he was down on his luck. People who know Jacob say he has a history of problems with drug and alcohol abuse.

The day after Noack was found dead police were able to find his missing car parked at the Weber Square Apartments. Later that same day, officers arrested Crow at the same complex on a charge of auto theft.

The affidavit issued for Jacob Crow's arrest on a charge of murder is a confusing mess of statements his friends made to police during the investigation.

The investigator officer notes one friend said he heard about Jacob stealing a car then later was told Crow had strangled the victim with a water hose before taking the car. The friend claims Crow mentioned something about Noack threatened his sister.

Another friend mentioned in the affidavit told the officer Crow admitted he was involved in a murder, but said he strangled the victim with a blanket.

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