On the evening of Nov. 29, police arrested Jason Chen in Williamson County in connection with the disappearance of Jasmine “Jazzy” Pace, Hamilton County District Attorney Coty Wamp said, WRBC reported.
According to Wamp, detectives were able to gather enough evidence from Chen’s apartment to identify and charge him as a suspect in what they said they were treating as a homicide case one week after 22-year-old Pace went missing.
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Pace was seen on surveillance video leaving her mother’s home on Nov. 22. At 2:18 a.m. the next morning, Pace sent her mother a pin drop of her location via text, which childhood friend Bailey Putman told WRBC was out of character. "To me, in my heart, sending that location to her mom, her mom would understand what that meant," she said.
Family grew concerned when Pace failed to attend a Thanksgiving dinner. "That is so very unlike her," Putman said. "There's not a day they don't hear from Jasmine, let alone an hour."
Pace’s vehicle was found at an apartment complex miles from where the pin indicated she was located.
According to WRBC, Pace met Chen several months ago on a dating app.
Chen was booked without bond into the Silverdale Detention Center.
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