24 year-old Terrence Wayne Roach was developed as a person of interest whom detectives wanted to speak with about Aleah’s disappearance. This morning EPD officers located Roach. When he was approached, he was told that he was not under arrest and he was asked to come to EPD headquarters for an interview. Roach voluntarily agreed.
During the course of Roach’s interview by Detectives Brent Melton and Kyle Thiry, he confessed to abducting Aleah from her home, transporting her to the house on Bedford Avenue where she was confined and subsequently died at that location.
I understand that due to the nature of this case and the amount of attention that it has garnered, there is so much information that people want to know, but please understand that this investigation is so very fluid and evolving, that we cannot provide you with much else at this time.