1급 살인 및 유괴 혐의 외에, James Phelps와 Timothy Norton도 시체 유기 혐의로 기소되었습니다.. DNA analysis of the remains found at Phelps’ home identified the victim as 33-year-old Cassidy Rainwater, the Dallas County Sheriff’s office said.
Several photos provided to investigators by the FBI on Sept. 16 showed her body bound to a gantry crane, which is mostly used for deer processing, 그리고 그녀 “evisceration and dismemberment,” Dallas County Sheriff Scott Rice said in a lengthy Facebook post.
Some of Rainwater’s remains were found in an adjacent property and in a freezer with “7-24” written on them, 당국은 말했다. Digital evidence recovered revealed the pair had been planning her death, 보안관이 말했다.
Rainwater was reported missing Aug. 25 by a woman who said Rainwater was last seen with Phelps in July.
Before he became a suspect, Phelps told authorities that Rainwater had been staying with him until she got on her feet but mentioned going to Colorado.
One month before her disappearance, she met someone in a vehicle at the end of his driveway and left in the middle of the night, he allegedly told authorities.
During an interview with FBI agents, Norton said he visited Phelps while Rainwater was sleeping. Norton said he held her legs down while Phelps strangled her and placed a plastic bag over her head, 보안관이 말했다.