Former Boyfriend of Amanda Custer Charged With Murder Weeks After She Went Missing in Monrovia

Amanda Custer, left, is shown in a photo posted to her Facebook page in March 2019. Robert Camou is shown in a photo released by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department in July 2019.

Amanda Custer, left, is shown in a photo posted to her Facebook page in March 2019. Robert Camou is shown in a photo released by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department in July 2019.

A Monrovia man was charged with capital murder Wednesday in the disappearance of his girlfriend who’s been missing for several weeks, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Robert Anthony Camou, 27, was charged after being seen in a video rapping about killing and burying his girlfriend shortly after she went missing in Monrovia in late July. Authorities later confirmed he was the man in the video.

Amanda Custer, 31, was last seen on July 29 and her body has still not been found.

They were involved in an altercation the same morning she disappeared at a home where authorities said they later found blood and evidence of an assault. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Hoglund said witnesses reported seeing the defendant put his girlfriend’s “lifeless” body in the back of his gray Prius.

He was previously accused of battering his girlfriend on April 22, strangling her and threatening her with a Taser, according to prosecutors. Custer sought help at a nearby home as Camou chased her inside and struck a man who tried to intervene, authorities said.

Prosecutors allege Camou killed Custer on or about July 29 — while out on bail for the attack in April.

Camou was previously charged with one felony count each of first-degree burglary, with a person present, injuring a girlfriend and assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury. He has also been charged with a misdemeanor count of battery.

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