Sheriff: A&M Student's Body Cooked On Grill
Police Say Ex-Boyfriend Confessed
A 19-year-old Texas A&M University student was killed by her ex-boyfriend, who then dismembered and burned her body on a patio grill...
Investigators say Timothy Wayne Shepherd, 27, confessed Wednesday to strangling Tynesha Stewart because he was angry she had begun a new relationship. Shepherd, who is charged with murder, is being held on $250,000 bond.
"We have determined through this investigation that the defendant dismembered Tynesha Stewart and ... he burned the body parts," Harris County Sheriff Tommy Thomas said. "There are no remaining body parts."
The announcement was the latest in a debate that has raged since Thursday in the Houston area, when authorities said they would not search for Stewart's body because there was little chance of success.
Officials first thought that the body had been disposed in a large commercial trash bin that had since been emptied. Authorities believed her remains were scattered in several overflowing landfills, and that the search would be expensive and nearly impossible.
The decision angered family and friends....