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Burned body of TWU student Jacqueline Vandagriff found in Grapevine

Burned body of TWU student Jacqueline Vandagriff found in Grapevine

September 19
14:52 2016

A burned and dismembered body was found Wednesday near Grapevine Lake. On Monday morning, Grapevine police reported the body was 24-year-old Jacqueline Vandagriff, a Texas Woman’s University student.

Later Monday afternoon, police updated the public that 30-year-old Charles Dean Bryant, of Haslet, Texas, has been arrested in connection with a capital murder charge. Bryant is being held on a $1 million bond. Bryant was fired Sunday from his job, the Urban Cowboy Saloon, in Fort Worth, for not showing up to work, the company said Monday.

The two were seen leaving Public House bar on Fry Street together the night before Vandagriff’s body was found.

The owner and manager of Public House, Mitchell Wilson, told the Dallas Morning News that Bryant and Vandagriff entered the bar separately but left together.

Vandagriff, a junior nutrition student, was from Frisco. Before attending TWU, Vandagriff attended cosmetology school at Paul Mitchell the School, in Dallas, according to her Facebook page.

Jacqueline Vandagriff smiles for a photo, found on her Facebook page. Her body was found last week burned in Grapevine.

Jacqueline Vandagriff smiles for a photo, found on her Facebook page. Her body was found last week burned in Grapevine.

Vandagriff’s body was found Wednesday morning at Acorn Woods Park, 1000 block of Oak Grove Loop South in Grapevine. The condition of the body was so severe that authorities could not initially determine Vandagriff’s gender.

Police arrested Bryant Sunday afternoon. There are few reported details about him so far. Police are still investigating Bryant’s motives for allegedly killing Vandagriff.

The North Texas Daily is following this story. Updates will be posted when they are made available.

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2 Comments

  1. Disgusted
    Disgusted September 19, 17:50

    Wow these stories are what is played on Criminal Minds. What a sick guy he is. So sad this happened to her, or anyone. May her soul rest in peace.

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  2. Dell
    Dell September 23, 03:28

    How very tragic it is that thid beautiful young was robbed her dream of helping others. That was manifested in her by taking classes to become a Nutrition classed.
    Also, it is so sad that people in the world lost a person who wanted to give love and to foment healthy living.
    TWU posted a picture of on line, and there is sweetness and vulnerability that shines through. God be with her friends and family for there suffering and devastating loss

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