Clayton County police said a Riverdale man killed his girlfriend Friday, and kept her three daughters bound and gagged inside their home over the weekend, before leaving with one of them Monday morning.
Criminal arrest warrants issued through Clayton County Magistrate Court allege that William Nazario, 33, stabbed girlfriend, Korean Bowden, 32, seven or eight times with a kitchen knife. Police said Nazario left her body in the master bedroom between the bed and the wall, covered in clothes.
Bowden suffered multiple stab wounds to her chest, back and top of her head, according to the warrants. She had defense wounds on her hands.
Police said they found a letter written by Nazario among the blankets on the master bed, confessing he'd killed Bowden after an argument.
Nazario reportedly put the bloodied knife, sheets and pillow cases inside a trash bag on the back porch. All the items were recovered, said police. He is charged with murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and aggravated sodomy.
Clayton County Police Officer Eddie Soto said, Tuesday, that Nazario is still in custody in Bartow County where he allegedly fled with one of Bowden's children.
"We are not exactly sure when he will be brought back to Clayton County," Soto said.
Soto would not confirm other news reports that Nazario was treated for self-inflicted wounds.
When Bowden's daughters came home from school Friday, Nazario allegedly bound them with zip ties and put duct tape over their mouths, according to police. The oldest girl told police Nazario slammed her head against the wall, forced her into her bedroom closet and blocked the door with a dresser.
Warrants allege that Nazario cut off her clothes and threatened to kill her Saturday before putting her back into the closet.
The family's pastor went to the home Monday morning to check on them and called police when he found two of the girls bound and gagged with tape.
Nazario and the third daughter were missing, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation issued a Levi's Call for them.
Clayton County Police Sgt. Otis Willis, III, said the two were found late Monday afternoon in Bartow County.
Willis said the girl was unharmed. Her sisters were taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston for examination and treatment.