WAXAHACHIE — Aubrey resident Guy Wayne Lynch was indicted by an Ellis County Grand Jury on the charge of murder on Thursday.

Lynch’s indictment is in connection with the death of Tia Marie Spearman, formerly of Lawton, Oklahoma, whose remains were found in July just outside of the Ennis city limits.

The indictment states Lynch allegedly caused the death of Spearman by shooting her with a firearm or a manner and means unknown to the grand jury.

According to an Aug. 17 Daily Light article, dental records showed the remains found July 15 in Alma to be those of Spearman, who had been living in Little Elm with Lynch, who was her boyfriend at the time.

Little Elm Police arrested Lynch after investigators discovered corroborating evidence linking him to the murder. He was then transported to the Denton County Jail on Aug. 16.

Spearman’s family contacted the Biloxi Mississippi Police Department after they received information from Spearman’s family that she may have gone missing from that area.

“Ms. Spearman’s family had not heard from her since May (2017). Biloxi Police Department Investigations Division discovered Ms. Spearman had an associated address in the City of Lancaster,” Fitzgerald said previously. “As a result, Lancaster Police Investigators contacted Ellis County Investigators knowing the ongoing investigation of the unidentified human remains found in Ellis County.”

Investigators spoke with Spearman’s family and obtained dental records. Those records were sent to the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification for comparison. The records were a match.

Fitzgerald stated previously that investigators have not determined a motive. He added that the family knew Lynch was Spearman’s boyfriend.

According to the Wayne McCollum Detention Center’s website, Lynch remains in custody at the jail with a $ 1 million bond as of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

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