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    TX - Rhonda 'Chantay' Blankinship, 25, beaten to death, Lake Brownwood, 15 May 2016

    http://www.ktxs.com/news/authorities...unty6/39566466

    The body of 25-year-old Rhonda Chantay Blankinship was found at 5:20 p.m. Sunday along Country Road 424 in an abandoned house about five miles from her Lake Brownwood home...

    Community members told KTXS the mentally challenged woman was known to walk through the streets of northern Lake Brownwood.

    "When driving down the road, she'd always wave at you, carrying her phone, and listening to music," McDaniel said.
    http://www.ktxs.com/news/police-inve...icide/39722646

    The Brown County Sheriff’s Office possesses the weapon that they believe killed Rhonda Chantay Blankinship.

    Brown County Sheriff George Caldwell said they’re running forensics on the weapon, but they refuse to release what the weapon is. According to previous reports, Blankinship was killed by blunt force trauma...

    Caldwell said they also haven’t located Blankinship’s cell phone.
    http://www.brownwoodtx.com/article/2...NEWS/160609717

    Brown County Commissioners approved the sheriff’s office’s request Monday to hire a lab for DNA analysis on evidence in the Chantay Blankinship homicide, rather than waiting on the heavily backlogged state crime lab.

    Commissioners approved Chief Deputy Vance Hill’s request to hire the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s lab, which will provide results in three weeks. It would take the Department of Public Safety Crime Lab at least six months to begin to look at the evidence even with a “rush” request...

    Sheriff’s investigators have had “no major breaks” in 25-year-old North Lake Brownwood woman’s murder last month, Hill said Friday.

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    OH THIS IS SO SAD!!!! You just cant be a young, pretty female and walk around , its not safe , walking around town with you music on you phone is almost like waving a flag "come do something horrible to me " I'm not sure it was ever safe but nowdays it just about guarantees something will happen to you ....
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    This is local to me. It's terrible.

    There's a murderer walking around my VERY small town.

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    One year later, investigators haven’t quit on Blankinship murder

    http://www.brownwoodtx.com/news/2017...kinship-murder

    Seated in his office in the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Deputy of Enforcement James Stroope spoke quietly about the one-year-old unsolved murder case in a North Lake Brownwood neighborhood. A hint of sadness betrayed Stroope’s normally stoic demeanor.

    Chantay Blankinship was 25 when she was last seen on the evening of May 13, 2016 — a Friday — walking near her home in the Tamarack Mountain/Thunderbird Bay area of Lake Brownwood. Searchers found her body two days later on property off County Road 424, about five miles from the home where Blankinship lived with her grandfather. It’s a narrow, unpaved road that passes through isolated countryside with heavy vegetation.

    An abandoned and dilapidated house, said to have been a gathering place for young people, is prominently visible on the property. Investigators have declined to say precisely where Blankinship’s body was found.

    A gate, adorned with items including a teddy bear, a ribbon, a heart and flowers in honor of Blankinship, blocks a dirt driveway that leads to the house.

    Blankinship died of blunt force trauma, investigators have said, declining to comment further on what caused her death. Investigators have recovered what they believe was the murder weapon but have not disclosed the weapon and have not revealed details about any other evidence.

    No one has been arrested, and there are no suspects. Sheriff’s investigators, assisted by state and federal agencies, are working the case and following up on leads.

    “It haunts us every day — everybody that works here,” Stroope said. “It’s a black cloud that follows you around. With it going unsolved, it wears on you. You don’t want to leave this unsolved and stones unturned — especially on a case of this magnitude.“

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    TX - Rhonda 'Chantay' Blankinship, 25, Brown County, 15 May 2016



    Chantay was reported as missing on a Friday evening and her photo was circulated on social media by concerned friends and family. As her photo was being circulated, a body was located near Lake Brownwood and approximately 5 miles from her place of residence.

    A press release from the Sheriff's Office claims, "Evidence does support [Blankinship] to be a victim of homicide. She has been sent to Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office in Ft. Worth for an Autopsy."

    http://www.bigcountryhomepage.com/ne...fied/458969851
    Brown County Sheriff’s officials have revealed little about their investigation into the murder of North Lake Brownwood resident Rhonda Chantay Blankinship, 25, whose body was found Sunday afternoon 5 miles from her home.


    An arrest had not been made as of Monday afternoon, sheriff’s officials said. The Texas Rangers are also investigating.


    Blankinship was last seen Friday night in the Tamarack Mountain/Thunderbird Bay area of Lake Brownwood, a Facebook post states.

    http://www.brownwoodtx.com/news/2016...-womans-murder
    "She was beat up," said Tonie Thaden, Blankinship's great-aunt. "Nobody's got to see her."


    Her body was found at an abandoned house along CR 424 in Brown County, about five miles from her home

    http://www.ktxs.com/news/brownwood/f...aten/264544975
    Chantay's murder remains unsolved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlcya View Post


    Chantay was reported as missing on a Friday evening and her photo was circulated on social media by concerned friends and family. As her photo was being circulated, a body was located near Lake Brownwood and approximately 5 miles from her place of residence.







    Chantay's murder remains unsolved.
    remember the little cheerleader who was found near that area? Is there a connection?

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    I don't recall the cheerleader, does she have a thread here at WS? I'd be curious to look at it if there is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlcya View Post
    I don't recall the cheerleader, does she have a thread here at WS? I'd be curious to look at it if there is.
    she did her name escapes me, the mom was Billie and the person of interest was her boyfriend first name Shawn, they found the body at a lake and only small parts of her little body the killer got off scott free and that appears to be the end of the story, sadly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlcya View Post
    I don't recall the cheerleader, does she have a thread here at WS? I'd be curious to look at it if there is.
    Hailey Dunn was her name

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    Of course, Hailey. How could I forget that case. So sad
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    "Cops never suspected him in murder, until he confessed after DNA ‘sketch’"

    https://nypost.com/2017/11/17/man-co...odel-released/

    WOW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inthedetails View Post
    "Cops never suspected him in murder, until he confessed after DNA ‘sketch’"

    https://nypost.com/2017/11/17/man-co...odel-released/

    WOW!
    " Ryan Riggs, 21, initially confessed to his church congregation Wednesday and later to investigators in the May 2016 murder of Chantay Blankinship, Brown County Sheriff Vance Hill told reporters Thursday.

    Hill said Riggs “never was on our radar at all” prior to the release of a recently acquired DNA profile and composite drawing from a process called phenotyping. Investigators released the profile Nov. 8 after sending evidence to a laboratory in Virginia to develop a forensic profile that includes eye, skin and hair color, as well as biogeographic ancestry details."

    Same link as above.

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    some suggested that the Delphi Murder sketch was from DNA computer results and I came across this story which seems to be breaking across mainstream media
    http://www.bigcountryhomepage.com/ne...0-am/858496880
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    Insane and amazing!

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