Grapevine Murder Victim Spoke About Her Goals in YouTube Video

Vigil for Jackie Vandagriff planned for Wednesday night in Frisco

Jackie Vandagriff, the young Frisco woman whose body was found in a Grapevine park last week, posted a YouTube video recently and talked about her life dreams.

"As far as my career aspirations go, right now I'm most interested in corporate wellness," said the 24-year-old Texas Woman's University student.

In the video, Vandagriff, was introducing herself as part of an online class. She was majoring in nutrition with an emphasis on wellness, she said.

Charles Bryant, 30, remained in the Grapevine jail Tuesday night on a charge of capital murder in Vandagriff's death. He was held on $1 million bond.

According to an arrest warrant, police said the two met last Tuesday night at a Denton bar on Fry Street and were seen on video leaving together about 11 p.m.

The police document said at about 4:40 a.m., Bryant bought a shovel at a Walmart near his Haslet home. Investigators later found signs someone had started digging a hole in his backyard.

About 6:30 a.m., Vandagriff's burned and dismembered body was found in a remote area of a Grapevine park, in a small children's blue plastic swimming pool.

Bryant's roommate later told detectives the same kind of pool was missing from their backyard.

"It's awful," said Vandagriff’s friend, 19-year-old Allison Toth, of Arlington. "I can't believe that. I don't understand how someone could do that to someone."

Toth said the two met online and later became close friends after meeting in person.

"She had a bubbly personality. She was always really happy," Toth said.

A vigil for Vandagriff was planned for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Frisco Commons Park.

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