Texas man accused of dismembering college student is indicted

A man in Texas used a zip tie and a hacksaw to kill a Texas Woman’s University student, leaving her dismembered and burned body in a plastic kiddie pool, prosecutors revealed as the suspect was indicted Monday.

Charles Dean Bryant, 30, faced a capital murder charge for allegedly killing Jacqueline Vandagriff, the Star Telegram reported.

According to a search warrant affidavit, a zip tie with hair fibers and a hacksaw “with potential hair on the blade” were among the dozens of items found in Bryant’s home near Haslet. Multiple knives and guns, including a shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle, were seized from his home.

Vandagriff, 24, of Frisco, was found burned and dismembered in a plastic kiddie pool in Acorn Wood Park on Lake Grapevine on Sept. 14.

According to police, Bryan met Vandagriff at a local bar the night before she turned up dead. Security footage showed the two meeting at a bar in Denton, where she attended Texas Woman’s University. They were later seen at a different bar before leaving together around 9:45 p.m.

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