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Surveillance video shows husband finding wife decapitated

The Waller County Sheriff’s Office said Jared James Deekus was charged with murder after his wife, Anggie Diaz, 21, was found decapitated in their home.

WALLER COUNTY, Texas. CCTV footage shows his wife beheaded on the same day in Waller County on Wednesday.

The woman was identified as Anggie Diaz, 21. Her husband, Jared James Deekuswas blamed for her death, Waller County Sheriff Troy Guidry confirmed.

TO READ: A woman who worked two jobs to pay for her mother’s cancer treatment is found decapitated in Waller County.

CCTV footage from the store where she worked shows Deekus pulling into the parking lot around 11:40 a.m. the day she was found dead.

He entered the store, took a beer and left without paying, as seen in the video. In the parking lot, he appears to open a beer, take a sip, and drive off.

What happened

Deputies were called to the Oak Hollow house shortly before 4:30 p.m. in connection with the dead woman on Wednesday. When they arrived at the scene, they found Diaz in the couple’s small house behind his parents’ house.

Guidry said that it appears that a kitchen knife was used in the murder of Diaz. He also said that earlier calls had been received from home about riots, but “nothing like that or the level of violence.”

“This is the world we live in today. It’s a terrible scene,” Guidry said. “Both sides of these families will be changed by this.”

The sheriff said that Diaz’s head appears to have been cut off and her decapitated body was left in the house.

Deekus stayed at home until help arrived. According to detectives, he and his family were brought in for questioning, and he later confessed to the murder. This remains an ongoing investigation.

Friends of Diaz told KHOU 11 that she is from Nicaragua and works two jobs to try to pay for her mother’s cancer treatment at home.

Her colleagues described her as a young woman full of joy and said that she was always smiling.

Diaz and Deekus just got married in October 2022 after they met at her job. Her friends said that immediately after the wedding they realized that something was wrong, but did not expect it to end like this.

“She was happy, very happy with her husband,” Diaz boss Veronica Jimenez said. “But there were days when she was different. She was tired, but I wasn’t sure if she was tired because of work or because of a relationship.”

A GoFundMe page was created to help raise money for Diaz’s funeral. In addition, a vigil in her honor will be held at Oak Hollow Park in Magnolia on Saturday.

See the sheriff’s briefing on the incident below:

Resources for Victims of Domestic or Family Violence

Cases of domestic and family violence in the Houston area have increased at an alarming rate. Victims often suffer in silence because they feel scared, helpless, or ashamed.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of domestic violence, here are some subtle ways to seek help.

The Houston Area Women’s Center has a 24-hour domestic violence hotline at: 713-528-2121 or 1-800-256-0551.

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National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

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