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Woman found dead, dismembered after meeting up with accused stalker

Jackie Vandagriff tweeted early in the night she was glad she 'got off Tinder.'

Feb 28, 2020, 11:30 pm*



Jaya Saxena

A 24-year-old woman was found dead and burned in a park after meeting the man who allegedly killed her at a bar. The night of her murder, she tweeted that she was glad she “got off Tinder.”

Jacqueline Vandagriff, a student living in Denton, Texas, was found the morning of September 14. Her body had been dismembered and burned. The night before, she had met up with Charles Dean Bryant, 30, who had previously been accused of stalking and harassing an ex of his. Police found Vandagriff’s purse in a trash can near Bryant’s house, and surveillance footage shows them in the bar and leaving together. Bryant faces capital murder charges.

Hauntingly, Vandagriff’s account tweeted on Sept. 15, a day after she had been found dead, “Never knew I could feel like this.” Responses speculated as to how that could have happened.

A friend of Vandagriff’s, Jackie Ton, started a GoFundMe campaign to help her family pay for her funeral and donate to animal shelters in Vandagriff’s name. “She wanted to make people the best they could be, a trait she had since the day we met in 2006. She always picked up your phone call no matter what time it was, she would lift you up when you would feel the lowest. Her spirit was one of a kind. One that will be remembered forever,” wrote Ton.

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*First Published: Sep 22, 2016, 5:34 pm