Woman killed in Harnett Co. was an NC State student, officials say

Suspect Plemon J. Aker

The woman who officials say was murdered in Harnett County earlier this week was a student at North Carolina State University.

Jennifer L. Cantu, 28, was a senior at N.C. State where she was a biological sciences major, university officials said.

Cantu was found shot to death Tuesday afternoon at 194 Watchmen Lane, the Harnett County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies arrested and charged 29-year-old Plemon J. Aker with first-degree murder. Aker was involved in a "domestic relationship" with Cantu.

Cantu's body was found after a call from a relative for a "well being" check around 12:10 p.m. Tuesday.

The univeristy released this statement regarding Cantu's death:

"We are saddened to learn of the death of a member of our campus community. The University shares its deepest sympathies with her family and friends. As always, services at our Counseling Center are available for any who need assistance."
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