Accused killer checked into an Oak Cliff park following murder



The man accused of killing a Texas Woman’s University student, dismembering her body and attempting to burn it in a Gapevine park used Facebook to check into Lake Cliff Park days after the murder.

Police arrested 30-year-old Charles Dean Bryant and charged him with capital murder in the death of Jackie Vandagriff, 24. The Grapevine Police Department found Vandagriff’s body the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 14. She had been captured on surveillance video walking to and from a couple of Denton bars with Bryant the night before.

About 48 hours after Vandagriff’s body was found, Bryant checked into “Colorado Park,” a geotag for Lake Cliff Park. He wrote, “Early morning and sleepless nights but she got you feeling alright”

Bryant also is accused of stalking his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend, who lived in a dorm at TWU.

He also checked into “Colorado Park” a day after his release on bail from the Denton County Jail on a stalking charge.


By |2016-09-20T15:26:28-05:00September 21st, 2016|News|1 Comment

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  1. leshall September 22, 2016 at 10:02 AM

    I find the use of the word “yikes” in this context distasteful. This wasn’t some ‘wizard jape’ that went wrong. It was a brutal murder.

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