Friday, August 22, 2014
A Texas Woman Indicted for Murder Arrested in Richland Co.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- "Our job was to locate her, arrest her and hold her for Texas, " says Sgt. Curtis Wilson of the Richland County Sheriff's Department.
Wilson says Gloria Aiken, wanted for murder out of Texas, was arrested this week at her home on Windstone Drive near Harbison Boulevard.
She's accused of killing her common-law husband, George Frazier, in February 2008 while living in Waxahatchie, Texas then dismembering his body and dumping it in area lakes.
"In Bardwell we found a leg, in Richland Chambers lake we found a head and torso. A head, chest and torso," says Lt. Mike Hopson of the Ennis Police Department
Hopson joined us by phone Wednesday to talk about the case.
"Dismembering the body, it's very unusual," says Hopson.
Aiken wasn't indicted for the crime until this month.
"It's a complicated case, there's a lot of evidence to go over, a lot of different aspects to it," says Hopson
The investigation took more than 6 years and authorities say Aiken moved several times.
"From Ennis she moved up to the Dallas area. Then she later moved to South Carolina," says Hopson.
Richland County authorities say she's lived in the Midlands since March of 2013.
Aiken did waive extradition, authorities are working now to have her transferred back to Texas.
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