Possible Blood, Bone Found at Home of Man Accused of Killing TWU Student: Search Warrant

Detectives said they found knives, guns and possible blood and bone evidence at the home of a man accused of killing and burning a Texas Woman's University student, according to a search warrant released by the City of Denton Tuesday.

Authorities executed the search warrant Sept. 18 at Charles Bryant's home near Haslet. Bryant has been charged with the killing of Jackie Vandagriff, whose burned body was found in a Grapevine park.

Items found in Bryant's home, according to the search warrant, include:

  • Possible bone fragment
  • Multiple possible blood samples
  • Firepit remains
  • A UNT criminal trespass warning

The staff at a Denton bar told police that Bryant and Vandagriff were drinking and talking there the night before Vandagriff went missing. They left together at 9:45 p.m., but police said Bryant "initially denied" leaving the bar with Vandagriff.

Police said Bryant took Vandagriff to his home near Haslet.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office still doesn't list a cause of death for Vandagriff, but the manner of death is ruled a homicide.

Bryant has been charged with capital murder.


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