LAKE BRIDGEPORT, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Authorities have arrested a man after a war veteran was found dead inside a burning home in Wise County more than two months ago.READ MORE: 2 Brothers Who Were Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD Students Killed In Head-On Crash In Far Northwest Fort Worth
Rodney Maxwell, 39, was charged with the capital murder of 32-year-old Lauren Whitener, an Army sergeant who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Whitener was also a mother to an 8-year-old child.READ MORE: Dallas' Parkland Hospital Dedicates Clinic For Those Battling 'Long COVID'
On July 5, firefighters responded to a fire at the home in Lake Bridgeport. Officials said Whitener’s body was found with multiple stab wounds in a bedroom, following the fire at her N. Main Street home.
Investigators were able to obtain an arrest warrant based on evidence that had been tested at crime labs.MORE NEWS: Shipping Companies, Big Box Stores Hiring Holiday Help Now
Authorities are still searching for a motive for her death. Maxwell was also charged with two counts of arson.