CAMERON, N.C. (WTVD) -- 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."
Woman killed in Harnett Co. was an NC State student, officials say