HIGH POINT, N.C. (WECT) – A High Point man is accused of killing a woman from the Wilmington area and trying to dispose of her body in Tennessee.
Michael Louis Cadogan, 24, was taken into custody after the body of Gianna Rose Delgado, 19, of High Point, was found in his vehicle.
According to New Hanover County Schools, Delgado went to Hoggard High School before transferring to East Columbus High in 2017.
Investigators say they got information Monday night that Delgado was assaulted at her home.
A woman who claimed to know Cadogan called the High Point Police Department and said that he admitted to killing Delgado.
“He called me this morning, and he said that he had done something. I asked him what he had done. He Facetimed me and turned the camera around and he had choked and beat his girlfriend to death,” the caller said.
The caller said at some point during the conversation, Cadogan believed she was going to pick him up after he disposed of Delgado’s body at Watauga Lake in Tennessee and that he was on the way there now.
The caller said she then alerted law enforcement in both Tennessee and North Carolina.
After searching Delgado’s apartment, authorities believed she was dead and that her boyfriend, Cadogan, was the suspect.
Law enforcement found Cadogan hours later in Delgado’s car in Tennessee. Delgado’s body was found in a large storage tote inside the car.
Cadogan has been charged with tampering with a corpse in Tennessee. High Point police also have obtained warrants for first-degree murder and felony concealment of death.
Copyright 2021 WECT. All rights reserved.