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Opelousas native missing in Houston; estranged husband wanted in her death

Posted at 5:30 PM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 21:03:18-05

Houston police say they are looking for the estranged husband of a woman who was reported missing last week.

Police say that charges have been filed against 48-year-old Johnny Leon Wilson who is wanted in the death of his estranged wife 29-year-old Charine Young. Young was last seen at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

Johnny Wilson / Houston Police Department

Houston police report that, according to Charine Young’s son, he was with her when she drove to Wilson’s apartment in Houston the afternoon of November 10.  Young entered the apartment and has not been seen since. Her remains have also not been found.

Wilson then allegedly came out of the apartment alone, got into Young’s vehicle and drove the boy to a fast-food restaurant.  There, Wilson dropped off the boy and left.

On Monday, November 12, 2018, Young was reported missing by family members. Friends of Young tell KATC that she is a native of Opelousas.

KTRK in Houston spoke with Young’s mother who says that her daughter and Wilson were in the process of a divorce.

“She would never vanish,” her mother Susan told KTRK. “She loves her son and she loves us.”

The family is asking for help locating Young.

Wilson has been named as a suspect in this case and, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, he was charged in Young’s death.

Wilson remains at large at this time.

Anyone with information on this case or the whereabouts of Wilson is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.