Texas authorities charge man in 2011 killing

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Authorities in Central Texas say they've charged a 47-year-old man in the killing of a woman whose partially burned body was discovered in 2011.

Travis County investigators said Monday evidence collected at the scene along with DNA samples implicate Willie Griffin in the killing of 24-year-old Elizabeth Sara Escobar. Austin firefighters responded to a brush fire in July 2011 and found Escobar's body. Authorities determined the fire was set to destroy evidence.

Griffin had been extradited from Florida on a parole violation and was being held in the Hays County jail on unrelated charges that include attempted murder.

Last week Travis County authorities received a DNA report that led them to charge Griffin with the murder of Escobar, an Austin resident.

His total bond has been set at $1.4 million.

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