Frisco Mom Murder Suspect Found In Arizona

PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) – An arrest has been made in the case of Susan Loper, a Frisco mom who was found dead earlier this week, but the way the arrest was made is what has so many surprised.

Loper, 40, was abducted from Gleneagles Country Club in Plano where she’d been a pilates instructor for more than 16 years.

On Tuesday police said they believed the Frisco mother was a victim of foul play. Around midnight Wednesday, Plano police found her 2010 Toyota Rav 4 in a public parking lot near Preston Road and the Dallas North Tollway. Later Wednesday morning police found Loper’s body in a wooded area.

On Friday afternoon Plano Police spokesman Rick McDonald said they have issued an arrest warrant for Terrance Deering Black, a 48-year-old ex-boyfriend of Loper’s.  Black also lives in Frisco.

On Friday evening, the U.S. Marshals office confirmed that Black was located in Arizona Friday afternoon, but the circumstances of his arrest took a bizarre turn.

Black was found at the Grand Canyon panhandling for change.  When park rangers approached Black,  he jumped over the rim of the edge and fell 25 feet from the rim.  Park workers rescued Black, only then learning he was wanted for murder in Frisco.  He has since been taken into custody and is being treated at a Flagstaff, Arizona hospital for his injuries.

Officer McDonald says police were working non-stop on the case. “They’re [investigators] very, very emotionally involved in this and it’s a very sad situation.”

Texas Rangers will be traveling to Arizona to return Black to Collin County.

For Loper’s closest friends and family, little can be done to bring them comfort. “I don’t think there’s any way to start processing it all. Right now, we’re in survival mode,” said friend Julie Mitchell.

Loper leaves behind an 8-year-old son. A trust fund has been established for the little boy and anyone wanting to make a donation should contact:

Jake Loper Trust
c/o Ferguson Law Group
2500 Dallas Parkway, Suite 260
Plano, Texas 75093
(972) 562-0777


One Comment

  1. Frederick Larrabee says:

    Something tells me they’re nowhere near naming a suspect, which is really sad, especially considering the boy may grow up without any closure to this.

    1. 2sister says:

      Actually, they have issued a murder warrant for the ex-boyfriend.

      1. Frederick Larrabee says:

        Yeah, I posted that LITERALLY 15 minutes before they updated the story.

  2. waf_98 says:

    I hate to be the one to break it to you KDFW, but Gleneagles Country Club is not on Preston Road.

    1. Frederick Larrabee says:

      Well, I’m glad I was wrong about them having a suspect, and waf_98, you are correct. It’s off of Preston and Park, but not on Preston.

    2. Frederick Larrabee says:

      BTW, waf_98, its KTVT/KTXA, not KDFW. KDFW is the Fox affiliate (channel 4).

  3. Frederick Larrabee says:

    I’ve got $1000 that says this little coward has already killed himself, or will, once the police close in on him.

  4. Michele says:

    I hope they catch him soon!

  5. Chris says:

    its sad that no one would post his facebook profile Tarrance Black aka Rance Black

  6. don says:

    when they catch him, he will stay in pres for yours. and like most cases they will try to say he had a trouble past. i say if guilty beyound all reasons then give
    him death but dont wait years before doing it.

  7. NiteNurse says:

    Unfortunately this horrible murder is going to end up on one this sad little shows like Dateline Investigates or Forensic Files.

    1. spaceinvader says:

      Just on the news: Ex boy friend just arrested in Flafstaff, Arizona.

      1. spaceinvader says:


  8. Sheriff Lobo says:


  9. Sheriff Lobo says:

    THEY GOT THAT S.O.B.!!!!!! I bet the OnStar in his Escalade gave him away.

    1. 2sister says:

      Actually, he apparently was panhandling at the Grand Canyon. While they were chasing him for that, they apparently were told he might be a suspect in a murder out of Texas. He jumped and fell part way down the canon. When they pulled him out, they confirmed his identity.

      1. 2sister says:

        Correction: They might not have known who he was till after he was rescued. It depends on who you listen to. One station implied that they expected that he was wanted for murder before they rescued him. This news story says that they found out after they rescued him;

  10. David Eugene Harkins says:

    How do we know that the boyfriend had anything to do with it? I bet this is just another case of the police jumping to a conclusion.

    It seems that every time a woman is murdered in this country the first suspect is always the boyfriend, ex boyfriend. Husband, ex husband. I have a feeling that this guy will go to prison whether he is guilty or not. Just because the police will want to get a fast conviction.

    1. texknyte says:

      Yes, of course, stupid. It is always more important to jump to conclusions than it is to get a real killer off the street. Just jail this chump and if your REAL killer continues to re-offend a least we have an ex-boyfriend locked up.

  11. Mrs O. says:

    Wish he had fallen 180 feet…

  12. Nicole says:

    Hey there David, talking about jumping to fast conclusions…I’m thinking that is exactly what you just did.

    On a more important note than to argue with someone who is obviously ignorant like yourself, I find it ironic that Susan had recently got a restraining order on him, and HIS car was spotted hours earlier at the crime scene before police discovered her body. Oh and now he was arrested in Arizona? I guess your right, maybe he wanted a peaceful, relaxing vacation at the Grand Canyon, we should NEVER jump to conclusions that he killed her. Better yet, maybe the police and U.S. Marshall’s should have sat around and not done their job and not put the pieces of this crime together and let this monster escape to Mexico, and you seem to be the type of person that would have then criticized them for not doing their job.

    By the way, almost all of the time, it is the ex-husband, lover, boyfriend that kills the woman. You may want to check your facts before you post such an ignorant comment about something you obviously know nothing about.

    Happy Easter!



  14. Lily says:

    It sounds like you’re a friend of Ms. Loper’s, a very close one at that to be privy to so much information. Another news station had an interview with some of her friends on the 10 pm broadcast this evening. Someone who reportedly has been friends with Ms. Loper since high school expressed complete surprise that this man could/would do this. She’s obviously unaware of the restraining order Ms. Loper was forced to file against him. My thoughts and prayers have been with all of Ms. Loper’s family and friends this week, especially her little boy. It’s truly been a heart wrenching story to follow. I applaud all of the law enforcement members who have worked on this case. No doubt it’s been a horrible event as well for them to endure. In a way, I wish the guy had of just taken his own life. However, maybe now he’ll be able to provide some answers. Hopefully his conviction will be swift with Texas’ special injection soon to follow.

  15. Nicole says:


    You will be very pleased to know that I do have a man, and in fact, am set to marry that man in less than 50 days. Also, exactly what part of my original post would even attempt for you to say, “you sound like u have not had a man in a while.”? Based on the name you have (Uwansum) it sounds to me like your begging for someone to want something from you. Well I can promise you one thing, your name and your unintelligent, childless comments make me never want some (notice the correct spelling here.)

  16. Jennifer says:

    This story has reached a new level of heart wrenching. What a terrible tragedy. If the comments about the restraining order are true then that just confirms my belief restraining orders do not work. Something else needs to be implemented for men and women who are trying to protect themselves from dangerous people in their lives. I don’t know what the solution should be but crazed psychos do not care about restraining orders.

  17. Beanz says:

    Jennifer-We already live in a state that does more than give retraining orders. We have the right to arm ourselves! Why more people dont take advantage of our gun laws is beyond me. Im not sittin around waiting to get gutted…shoot first and ask questions later.

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