Police said the body of 37-year-old Chelsea Griffin was found lying in the kitchen during a medical examination.
LOYCE, Texas — A man has been arrested and charged with murdering his estranged wife. Lloyds City Police Department Say.
The bureau said Corey Wayne Griffin has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 37-year-old Chelsea Lauren Griffin.
On Thursday, Feb. 16, police officers from the City of Royce were summoned to a house on the 2500 block of Perdenales Drive for a welfare check. Officers said they saw signs of struggle, including broken glass and overturned furniture, as soon as they entered the home.
“I had 9-1-1 report that I was on the phone with a woman when the phone suddenly hung up and she was screaming before hanging up,” said Ryan Curtis, a city of Royce official. Told.
While searching the house, officers said they found Chelsea Griffin’s body lying in the kitchen.
A public petition for divorce was filed in December and a protective order was filed last month. The Lloyds Police Department announced the arrest of Corey Griffin last week.
“We have filed a complaint against the individual for harassment. A warrant has been obtained and he was previously arrested,” Curtis said.
During the investigation, Corey Griffin was identified as a suspect in a domestic violence murder. Police later said he was in Rockwall, Texas, and was taken into custody.
Chelsea Griffin’s family is grieving and looking for a place to stay.
“When this happens, the news spreads quickly and we all feel it,” Curtis said.
Corey Griffin is currently being held at the Rockwall County Detention Center.
a fundraising page Established to help families with funeral expenses. The caption read, “She leaves behind two children. All proceeds will go towards funeral arrangements and supporting her family.”
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