Police have arrested a man for the murder of a Texas college student whose body was found last week, dismembered and burned in a plastic kiddie pool in a park. The day after the woman’s body was discovered, a mysterious tweet appeared on her Twitter account that read, “Never knew I could feel like this.”
Charles Dean Bryant, 30, was being held on $1 million bond on a charge of capital murder in the death of Jacqueline Vandagriff. He was released from jail on a stalking charge days before meeting Vandagriff, 24, at a bar Sept. 13. Her body was found the next morning.
According to an arrest warrant, Vandagriff, a nutrition student at Texas Woman’s University, is seen on a security video meeting Bryant at the bar in Denton, where the school is located. They are later seen going to another bar, then leaving together at about 9:45 p.m., according to the warrant.
Video evidence showed Bryant buying a shovel at 4:41 a.m. at a Walmart, and there was evidence at his home that someone had tried to dig a hole in the ground, according to the arrest warrant.
Officials responding to a fire about 6:30 a.m. found Vandagriff's body in a plastic kiddie pool in a park in Grapevine. The arrest warrant says a witness saw a man standing over the fire before leaving.