Officials said a deputy found her body burning and naked in a wooded area in the block of Interstate 45 near League Line road in Conroe. They said an autopsy later showed the woman had been sexually assaulted and strangled, and traces of male suspect's DNA were found on her body. It wasn't until over three years later FBI officials matched the victim's fingerprints to that of a missing Houston woman, police said. Adding to the confusion, convicted Texas serial killer Henry Lee Lucas confessed to the crime in and was found guilty three years later — but his DNA did not match the evidence during testing conducted in Police said investigators with the sheriff's office cold case squad submitted the mystery male's DNA for genealogy testing in October The genealogy report gave police an investigative tip pointing toward Darnell as a suspect.
Police were called to the Santa Catarina neighbourhood and reportedly found the body of the husband — known only as Andre — lifeless, naked and mutilated. His wife is accused of cutting off his penis and cooking it in soybean oil in a frying pan at around 4am.
She has been charged with murder and corpse desecration and police seized a kitchen knife from the scene. The couple were together for 10 years but had been separated for two and continued to see one another on and off. News reports suggest the couple went out to a snack bar on the night of the crime and had an argument.
Machado had reported her husband to the police on one occasion and the couple constantly fought. Get in touch with our news team by ing us at webnews metro. For more stories like this, check our news. up.
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