IRVING, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Irving Police said the 83-year-old grandmother who was found murdered in her home last Thursday, was killed by a cable installer.
Roy Holden, Jr. has been arrested and charged with capital murder.READ MORE: 19-Year-Old Tello Hernandez Faces Intoxication Manslaughter Charge Following Fatal Crash
Holden, Jr. worked for Spectrum, but was off duty at the time of the crime and has since been terminated.
A Spectrum spokesperson released the following statement on the matter.
“This is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts are with the victim and her family and friends. We are actively working with Irving police as they conduct their investigation.”READ MORE: Homeowner Terry Duane Turner Charged In Slaying Of Motorist Adil Dghoughi In His Driveway
On Thursday, December 12 around 6:00 p.m., officers responded to a call in the 3000 block of E. Cortez Court, where they found the victim, Betty Thomas, deceased.
Investigators later connected Holden Jr. to the murder and arrested him Friday.
A motive is unclear at this time and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Irving Police Department at 972-273-1010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.MORE NEWS: Dallas Neighborhood Crime Spike Has Many Questioning, 'Is Uptown Going Downhill?'