Cape Girardeau man arrested in Los Angeles in connection with Carbondale murder

Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 3:28 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 6, 2022 at 12:21 PM CST
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CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - A Cape Girardeau man was arrested in Los Angeles, California on charges of murder.

Gregory K. Hopkins, 27, of Cape Girardeau, was arrested on a warrant for first-degree murder and aggravated domestic battery.

According to Carbondale police, they responded to the 1100 block of East College Street around 7:51 p.m. on January 4 for a welfare check on a possible missing person.

Police found the resident dead inside the home.

The victim was identified as 26-year-old Gloria Hopkins, of Carbondale.

According to police, she was the victim of a domestic incident with her husband, Gregory Hopkins.

Investigators say Hopkins fled Carbondale and traveled to Los Angeles, Calif.

California police found Hopkins and arrested him on Thursday, Jan. 6.

He is currently awaiting extradition back to Jackson County.

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