Houston man arrested in Oregon, wanted in death of missing Houston woman

Shawtyeria Waites was last seen meeting Jordan Potts on July 25 and was reported missing two days later

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Houston police believe a man killed Shawtyeria Waites in his apartment. He's been charged with murder, and right now, he's on the loose.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Police have arrested the man wanted in connection with the murder of a missing woman, whose body was found a month after her disappearance.

Jordan Potts, who had been on the run, was arrested Wednesday, according to Houston police. Police say the 26-year-old, who's charged with murder in the death of Shawtyeria Waites, was arrested in Gresham, Oregon.

Waites, 21, was last seen by her friend after going out for her birthday on July 25 at an apartment at 8950 Chimney Rock Rd. in southwest Houston. Waites was reported missing two days later.

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Houston police say that on Aug. 13, evidence of foul play was found regarding Waites' disappearance. Witness statements and additional evidence determined Waites was dropped off at the Chimney Rock Road location to meet a man, later identified as Potts.

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Shawtyeria Waites was last seen nearly two weeks ago on Chimney Rock Road, and according to activist Quanell X, very little has been done to help find her.

Police say they determined Waites was killed inside Potts' apartment before her body was later moved in the trunk of his vehicle.

Waites' body was found on Aug. 27 in Brookshire. While formal identification is pending, physical evidence indicated the remains are those of Waites.

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