Sheriff: DNA combination prompts murder admission in church

BROWNWOOD, Texas – A man is behind bars after reportedly admissing in church to murdering a lady last year.

CBS associate KTAB reports that Ryan Riggs, 21, is charged with collateral murder in the death of Rhonda Chantay Blankinship whose physique was found in a attic in May 2016 in farming Brown County.

According to the station, Brown County Sheriff Vance Hill told reporters Thursday that police had not suggested to the open that Blankinship was the victim of a passionate assault, as good as homicide. But, he said, the bureau sent DNA justification from that attack to a Virginia company that creates combination sketches from DNA samples. The new debate technique predicts the stock and earthy appearance, such as eye, skin and hair color, of an different person from their DNA. 

The distribution of that sketch, Hill said, eventually stirred Riggs to come forward.

According to the Brownswood Bulletin, Hill pronounced that on Wednesday night Riggs confessed to the assemblage at North Lake Community Church, where Blankinship was a associate parishioner. Hill pronounced he steady the admission in front of sheriff’s deputies later.

KTAB reports that Hill suggested some prior funded information about Blankinship’s death, including that she was sexually assaulted and likely beaten with a lawn mower blade that was found at the crime scene. Hill also pronounced that she may have been killed in one place and then dumped in the attic where she was found.

Riggs is being held but bond, reports KTAB.

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