Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Female Student Found Dismembered, Burned After Date At Bar With Man

Police have identified the burned and dismembered body of a female student that was found in a Texas park this week.

Jacqueline Vandagriff, 24, of Frisco, was identified after an autopsy by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner following the grim discovery on Wednesday.

Grapevine police said they have arrested Charles Dean Bryant, 30, near his house in Haslet on Sunday. He is charged with capital murder and is being held on a $1million bond.

In a statement, police said that firefighters in Grapevine had responded to a fire in Acorn Woods Park at around 6.30am on September 14 and discovered the body.

After officers worked around-the-clock to investigate the case in several cities in north Texas, they arrested Bryant at around 2.30pm on Sunday.

Grapevine Police Sgt. Robery Eberling said Vandagriff was last seen leaving a bar in Denton with Bryant at around 11pm on Tuesday. Her body was found the following morning.

‘We have video of them at a bar together,’ Eberling said, according to CBS DFW.

‘And we were able to talk to employees of that bar and they have us a name of a suspect, and we just followed the trail from there.’