WINSTON-SALEM - The decomposing body found in a local home Tuesday night was 67-year-old Ruben Flippin.
Neighbors said they had not seen Flippin over the weekend at the duplex apartment at 106 Inverness St. that he shared with Felicia Glass, 30.
Police found his body Tuesday night. The body was partly decomposed and hidden in a bedroom. Glass was charged with murder on Wednesday and is being held without bond in the Forsyth County jail.
Flippin died as a result of stab wounds, police said in a news release on Thursday. Police also said that Flippin and Glass were in a "dating relationship."
Flippin's daughter reported him missing to police Monday. Officers walked through his apartment but didn't find the body. Capt. David Clayton, who oversees the department's criminal investigations division, said he didn't know why the officers didn't see the body. He would not say how the body was hidden, other than that it was in a bedroom.
Clayton said that patrol officers returned Tuesday with fliers that they handed out in the neighborhood, asking for help in finding Flippin. They found Glass at the Bethesda Center, a shelter for the homeless, and got a search warrant for the duplex.
Police say they believe that Glass killed Flippin some time between Thursday and Saturday, according to the arrest warrant.
Neighbors said Glass reported that Flippin had beaten her the night before with a table leg. Glass' face was reportedly swollen, and she had a black eye. Police did not confirm this account.
Neighbors also said the two met at a homeless shelter a few years ago. The couple argued occasionally; Glass would sometimes leave but always returned a few days later.