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: Waxahachie Dad Shielded 5-Year-Old Daughter From Tornado Monday Night
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: Texas Senate Passes Constitutional Carry Bill
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: 15-Year-Old In Custody For Shooting 17-Year-Old In Garland