Decapitated body of newlywed woman is found in Texas home as husband is arrested for the ‘gruesome’ murder
The dismembered body of a newlywed was found in Texas by law enforcement
Anggy Diaz, 21, was brutally murdered by her husband, officials say
The couple had been married less than four months
The victim’s husband, Jared Dicus, 21, allegedly confessed to murdering his wife
Dicus has been charged with murder
The decapitated body of a A Texas newlywed was found by law enforcement this week as her husband of four months is arrested for her ‘gruesome’ murder.
According to Waller County Sheriff Troy Guidry, the body of 21-year-old Anggy Diaz was found dismembered and covered in blood without her head on Thursday.
Her husband Jared Dicus, 21, was arrested and allegedly, has confessed to killing his wife.
The victim has not been publicly identified by law enforcement but a social media post from a local judge who officiated at their wedding identified Diaz as the suspect’s wife.
The couple had been married for less than four months.
Guidry initially described the victim as a Hispanic woman, stating that investigators found ‘a portion of a body, dismembered, and a residence that was covered in blood.’
A knife investigators believe to be the murder weapon was found at the home, along with the severed head of Anggy Diaz.
Cops said there have been prior incidents involving the couple: ‘There have been prior calls, disturbance-wise, but nothing to this effect, to this level of violence,’ Guidry told reporters Thursday.
The woman is believed to be dead since around 11pm the night before her body was found after Dicus’ family members called law enforcement to their home in the 200 block of Oak Hollow Boulevard.
The call came in around 4.45pm.
The sheriff said Diaz is a Nicaraguan citizen. The couple live in a cottage behind Jared’s parents house outside of Houston.
Dicus’ parents told deputies their son came inside their home made statement that prompted them to check the cottage.
The parents then found their daughter-in-law’s body and called 911.
‘That’s the world we live in today, it’s a gruesome scene,’ Guidry said. ‘Both sides of these families will be altered by it.’
Officials say they expect Dicus to be charged with murder. ‘That’s the world we live in today, it’s a gruesome scene,’ the Waller County sheriff said.
‘Both sides of these families will be altered by it’
Just two weeks ago, Diaz had posted a picture of herself and her husband on Christmas day to her Instagram, wishing her friends and family a ‘happy merry Christmas.’
‘Merry Christmas my beautiful wife,’ Dicus responded to the post, calling his wife a ‘trophy.’
Diaz last posted to Instagram on Tuesday, sharing a photo of her lunch just hours before investigators believe she was brutally killed by her husband.
In a post on her 20th birthday in October 2021, Diaz wrote ‘Solo puedo dar gracias a Dios por bendecirme tanto’ which translates to ‘I can only thank God for blessing me so much.’
The local judge who married the couple shared a heartbreaking post remembering Diaz and stating his intention for taking down their marriage photo.
‘As with many of you, I’m greatly saddened and shocked by the news of this tragic event and my prayers are with all of their families,’ Waller County Judge Trey Duhon said.
‘Out of respect for the families, I have taken down my photo with the couple and the post announcing their marriage, primarily due to the insensitive nature of some comments that were being made on that post,’ he continued.
The judge said he is ‘confident’ justice will be brought for Diaz and her family.
‘This matter will now go through the our court system, and I am confident that the Waller County Sheriff’s Office and the Waller County District Attorney’s Office will see to it that justice is served,’ Duhon wrote.