A California man, Aaron Dudley has been arrested for allegedly stabbing to death his heavily pregnant sister and setting her body on fire just days after her baby shower, according to police.
The Fresno Police Department announced the arrest of 41-year-old Aaron Dudley on Wednesday for the murders of 26-year-old N’kya Rebecca Logan and her unborn son in Fresno.
A maintenance crew discovered Logan’s burning body Tuesday afternoon near an apartment complex in the 4400 block of North Cornelia Street, reported ABC30.
A witness told police who arrived on the scene that they saw a suspicious person pushing a city garbage bin along an unpaved road near the housing complex and then setting fire to its contents.
Surveillance video from the area was said to have captured Dudley pushing the trash bin on the day of the incident, according to police.
Dudley was apprehended while fleeing the west Fresno home he shared with his sister and mother as cops executed a search warrant.
Logan was 36 weeks pregnant and had her baby shower on Dec. 11, just two days before her murder, which Fresno Police Chief Paco Balderrama described as “horrific.”
Logan planned to name her baby son Noah, according to Balderrama. According to the chief, the child did not survive after being stabbed multiple times inside the uterus.
Investigators believe Dudley repeatedly stabbed his younger sister with an edged weapon, dumped her body in the city trash bin, wheeled the container four blocks to the dirt road, doused the corpse with gasoline and set it on fire.
Police did not say what could have motivated the killing, but they did reveal that officers were previously called to the siblings’ home on July 28, 2021, when Logan complained that she feared for her safety.
Balderrama said that in that incident, Dudley was deemed to be a threat either to himself and others and was placed on a 72-hour hold.
Officials say Dudley is now facing two counts of murder because his sister’s unborn baby could have survived outside the womb.
“It takes an awful lot of evil, hate, and planning to stab your own sister multiple times,” Balderrama said at the press conference, adding that he hasn’t stopped thinking about the case since learning about it.