WALLER COUNTY, Texas – A man has been charged with first-degree murder after his wife was found decapitated at their home in Waller County.
Waller County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they received a call at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday about a possible death in the 200 block of Oak Hollow Boulevard, an area near Magnolia.
Upon arriving at the scene, the police say they “found the deceased woman in a small apartment building located behind the main house.”
Sheriff’s office officials said the woman’s body was mutilated.
The victim was identified as 21-year-old Anggie Diaz. Her husband, Jared Deekus, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of killing her and is being held on $500,000 bail, according to sister station KSAT. CPRC.
“It was a body part, dismembered, and a house covered in blood — a gruesome scene at best,” Sheriff Troy Guidry said.
Deekus’ parents, who own the property, called 911 after they said their son entered the main house and made a statement that prompted them to check the small cabin behind their home where the couple lived, KPRC reported.
The parents said they immediately called the police when Diaz’s body was discovered.
It is believed that Deakus used a kitchen knife to partially dismember the victim.
There is still no clear motive for the crime, but according to VKSODeakus gave a full confession to the deputies and confessed to the murder of his wife.
Guidry said HOW that the house had previously received alarm calls, but “nothing like that or the level of violence”.
Friends of the victim told KHOU that Diaz was from Nicaragua and worked two jobs to try and pay for her mother’s cancer treatment at home.
The newlyweds married in October 2022 by Waller County Judge Trey Duhon.
“In the short time that I was with them, they were a very sweet young couple. Like many of you, I am very saddened and shocked to hear of this tragic event and I pray for all of their families,” Duhon said in a statement distributed on Facebook.
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