California man who rapped about murdering and burying girlfriend charged with her murder
A California man who rapped about murdering and burying his girlfriend just hours after she disappeared has been charged in her death.
Robert Camou on Wednesday was charged with killing his girlfriend, Amanda Custer, who vanished in July and still has not been found, according to a press release from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.
The 27-year-old suspect is facing one count of murder with a special circumstance allegation of killing a witness. If convicted, he faces the possibility of life without parole or the death penalty.
Prosecutors believe that Custer was taken against her will from the home in Monrovia she shared with Camou, who then killed her on or around July 29. He’d been out on bail at the time on an April domestic violence charge.
A $10,000 reward has been offered as authorities continue to search for the missing woman.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office at the end of July named Camou a suspect in Custer’s disappearance. Around the same time, video that shows the suspect grabbing a microphone at The King Eddy Saloon in downtown Los Angles and rapping about a murder was obtained by local media outlets.
Custer went missing a few hours before the video was recorded, allegedly after a domestic violence incident, police said. The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles and Pasadena Police departments.
Camou has also previously been charged with first-degree burglary, injuring a girlfriend, as well as assault and battery, the district attorney’s office said. He remained behind bars Thursday morning and is slated to return to court in October.