Young Woman Found Burned & Dismembered After Leaving Bar With A Stranger — See Her Foreboding Final Tweets

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The body of a 24-year-old college student was found burned and dismembered in a Texas park last week, and now, police have announced they have arrested a suspect in the brutal slaying.

Jacqueline Vandagriff was identified after an autopsy done by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner after the gruesome discovery last Wednesday — and thankfully, on Monday, police announced an arrest.

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Charles Dean Bryant, a 30-year-old, was arrested at his home in Haslet, Texas on Sunday afternoon and quickly charged with capital murder.

Authorities allege that Bryant (pictured above, right) was the last person to see Vandagriff (above, left) alive after the two left a bar together on Tuesday night.

Grapevine Police Sergeant Robert Eberling told reporters:

“We have video of them at a bar together. 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.”

At this point, not much more is known about Bryant other than his Facebook page lists him as working at a local fitness company, and a boss of his confirmed that he was hired in the last month to tend bar at one of the most popular gay bars in Dallas.

As for Vandagriff, her family has already released a statement thanking the “extraordinary efforts” of the police and adding:

“We would also like to thank our friends, family and the friends of our daughter Jackie for all their support in this difficult time.”

Jacqueline was a junior at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, where she was studying nutrition. The school released their own statement about her death on their website, writing:

“The death of a student affects the entire TWU community, and I know that all of us send our deepest sympathy to Jacqueline’s family and friends. Jacqueline exemplified the spirit of learning and service that is the hallmark of our TWU community. She lived her life with a desire to serve others through her interest in nutrition.”

So sad.

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In a potentially bizarre twist in this case, police have identified what they believe to be Vandagriff’s Twitter account, which posted a message after her death (below):

Cops won’t say who they believe posted the message, though it came a couple days after her body had been discovered.

Earlier messages posted to that same account indicate she met a man at a bar the night she was killed (below):


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Our thoughts and prayers are with Jacqueline’s family, friends, and loved ones during this unimaginably tough time.


[Image via Facebook/Grapevine Police.]

Sep 20, 2016 3:06pm PDT

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