This undated handout photo provided by the Maryland State Police/Child Recovery Unit shows 11-year-old son William McQuain. Montgomery County, Md. police are investigating the killing of a Germantown woman and the disappearance of her son. Police say they found 51-year-old Jane McQuain dead in her bedroom Wednesday. Investigators say there was trauma to her body. Maryland State Police have issued an Amber Alert for McQuain's William. Authorities say he was last seen at the home on Sept. 30. Police believe he was abducted. (AP Photo/Maryland State Police/Child Recovery Unit)

This undated handout photo provided by the Maryland State Police/Child Recovery Unit shows 11-year-old son William McQuain. Montgomery County, Md. police are investigating the killing of a Germantown woman and the disappearance of her son. Police say they found 51-year-old Jane McQuain dead in her bedroom Wednesday. Investigators say there was trauma to her body. Maryland State Police have issued an Amber Alert for McQuain's William. Authorities say he was last seen at the home on Sept. 30. Police believe he was abducted. (AP Photo/Maryland State Police/Child Recovery Unit)

Husband in custody in death of DC-area woman

The Associated Press

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ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — The husband of a slain woman was arrested in North Carolina on Thursday and charged with first-degree murder, but police said they were still searching for her missing 11-year-old son. The boy lived with his mother but was not home when officers arrived.

Curtis Lopez, 45, was taken into custody around 9:30 a.m. Thursday as he was leaving an EconoLodge in Charlotte, N.C. The arrest came after Jane McQuain was found dead in the bedroom of her condominium on Wednesday night in Germantown, about 30 miles northwest of Washington.

Police found her car, but not her son, William McQuain. He was last seen Sept. 30, police said. William is Lopez's stepson.

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