Windsor Mill man charged in murder of woman missing since 2010
Six years after 24-year- old Baltimore resident Cherice Ragins went missing, a grand jury in Baltimore County has indicted her boyfriend on a charge of first-degree murder. County police on Tuesday announced the arrest of Travis Eugene Elleby, 30, of Windsor Mill. “It was overwhelming,” Ragins’ mother, Clariese Ragins, said of learning of Elleby’s arrest. Cherice Ragins’ body has never been found, and it’s unclear what evidence investigators have against Elleby. No court records on the charges were publicly available Tuesday. Detectives “got to the point where they were satisfied that she was deceased and it was the boyfriend that did it,” said police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter. Elleby was taken into custody Friday, Wachter said. Prosecutor Garret Glennon said he could not comment on the case because there are not yet any public court records on it. Clariese Ragins reported her daughter missing in February 2010, days after the young woman said she was going to visit Elleby and never returned. It was not clear Tuesday whether Elleby has an attorney.