Baltimore County police have charged Clyde Campbell, 53, with the death of his live-in girlfriend, Dorothy Grubb.
Campbell is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bail.
Clyde Campbell, 53, has been charged with first degree murder in the death of Dorothy Grubb. Held without bail at BCDC.— BACO Public Safety (@BACOPoliceFire) July 31, 2014
Police found a body around 10:50 p.m. Tuesday along Peninsula Expressway, about one mile east of Merritt Boulevard in Dundalk.
Investigators had been searching the area since the weekend after 61-year-old Grubb was reported missing from her Manor Road home.
Loved ones hadn't seen Grubb since Thursday, and her daughter called police Saturday. She told officers she was worried about her mother’s safety based on a history of domestic violence with boyfriend Clyde Campbell.
Campbell was pulled over and arrested Monday morning on Merritt Boulevard on an unrelated weapons charge.
Grubb's family had been holding out hope she would be found safe. Late Wednesday morning police announced the body found was Grubb.
"She's always been a good mom and great grandmother to my daughter," said Grubb's daughter Kristi. "She's gonna be greatly missed."
Kristi Grubb held back tears as she talked about the things her mom will never get to experience, how her family is now broken.
"I can't get over this, I don't know how we're ever gonna get over this," she said.
Wednesday night detectives and a forensic team combed through the house Grubb shared with Campbell. The walked out with large bags filled with evidence, and hours later charged Campbell with Grubb's death.
"I had a feeling he did something wrong when it was Saturday morning and I couldn't get ahold of her, I just had that feeling," Kristi said.
53-year-old Campbell has been locked up since Monday on an unrelated weapons charge.
Friends, neighbors and family say the couple had a violent past, had loud fights and cops were common at their house. Kristi says Campbell broke her mom's wrist once, and just last week pointed a gun at her mother.
"She told me that she was thinking about trying to break it off with him," said Kristi. "That he's never been this crazy or outrageous and he's gotten a lot worse."
Along with the pain, Kristi says she's angry. She wants justice for her mother and hopes Campbell thinks about how many people he's hurt.
"Clyde Campbell I want you to know what you've taken from my daughter, what you've taken from our family," Kristi said.