Autopsy Ordered For Body Found In Refrigerator

MAYPEARL (CBSDFW.COM/AP)– Two individuals have been charged with killing an Arlington man whose body may have been found inside an abandoned refrigerator discovered about 50 miles southeast of Fort Worth.

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Department was called to Maypearl around 11 p.m. Tuesday after a father and son found a body inside a refrigerator while using a metal detector.

The medical examiner is conducting an autopsy that investigators hope will reveal the victim’s identity, a spokesman said.

Arlington resident Jerry Roberts, 62, has been missing since May 6, when police conducted a welfare check at his family’s request and found his truck and refrigerator missing.

Arlington Police Department spokeswoman Tiara Richard said officers found blood stains on a chair at Roberts’s home.

Richard said “at least one witness” watched a heated argument between Roberts and his roommate Erin Williams, 38, one day before he disappeared. Williams was also spotted on a Fort Worth convenience store’s surveillance video using Roberts’s debit card, Richard said.

On June 7, Williams and her boyfriend Thomas Dunham 43, were pulled over in Alamosa, Colo. in Roberts’s stolen truck.

Richard said the arresting officers noticed blood in the truck bed and arrested the two. They were charged with murder Wednesday.

“Based on the totality of the circumstances of this incident and interviews with the suspects, Arlington Police investigators consulted with the Tarrant County District Attorneys office and are now proceeding with murder charges,” Richard said.

The two remain in the Alamosa County Jail in Colorado, each with a $500,000 bail.


One Comment

  1. Judge Bean says:

    Your sins will find you out…

  2. Coco says:

    there is profound evidence to try and convict these two men for the death of their roommate. Blood found in a chair, tailbed of truck, his own refridgerator with his remains, stolen ATM card, stolen vehichle (truck) and surveillance tape showing usage to the ATM card without his consent! They don’t need an attorney—-let the hinges of the jail remain stuck! NO bail, NO release!

    1. RR Worker says:

      I could have sworn the story said one of them was named “Erin” and that she and her new boyfriend were arrested in Colorado

  3. Natasha says:

    It’s a woman and a man…. not two men. Erin is a woman.

  4. Country Girl says:

    It’s not uncommon in the country to find abandoned appliances. I’m surprised that the treasure hunters opened this refrigerator to find the body. God works in mysterious ways.

    1. RR Worker says:

      The smell probably enticed them to open it, not just random luck. I can hear them now: Open the door so we can see what stinks so bad, No, You open the door, there’s probably a dead body in there. Naw, there’s nobod……y, oh yes it is, lets get outa here!

  5. NiteNurse says:

    Wow being an Arlington resident is not very good for your health anymore.

  6. Denise says:

    This was the son of my dearest friend and I hope he gets justice, he was a good, decent, and very sweet man…I hope they rot in hell

  7. Ronda says:

    I am Denises sister and Jerry was a family friend who we will miss dearly,his mom is 94 and dad 97 and even if they dont use computer we got there backs…I hope they die in prison..R.I.P. Jerry Roberts

  8. Denise says:

    To fullofbs:
    what in the world does knowing how to use a computer have to do with whether or not this man’s family are dear friends of mine? His parents are very elderly and in extreme sorrow at this time…perhaps instead of questioning people’s integrity that you don’t even know, maybe you could understand how hurt this family is over this dispicable crime and pray for them as I will do for you, a small minded person, only interested in themselves…God bless and keep you…RIP Jerry Roberts, may you get the justice you deserve…

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