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Dallas man arrested after body found in shallow grave in Van Zandt County

Casey Lynn Spriggs, of Dallas, has been charged with murder after a Dallas man was found buried...
Casey Lynn Spriggs, of Dallas, has been charged with murder after a Dallas man was found buried in a shallow grave in Van Zandt County.(Van Zandt County Jail)
Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 12:18 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2021 at 11:45 PM CDT
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VAN ZANDT COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A body was discovered in a shallow grave southwest of Canton on Saturday and a Dallas man is in jail.

According to a report by the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office, the body was found on private property off County Road 2301. Sheriff’s office deputies responded to the scene and called in the Texas Rangers for additional assistance. A preliminary investigation determined that the death occurred in Dallas. However, after Dallas Police Department apparently declined involvement in the investigation, Van Zandt County Sheriff Steve Hendrix sent deputies to secure the crime scene at a residence located in the Pleasant Grove community in Dallas.

As the investigation progressed, Hendrix ultimately arrested Casey Lynn Spriggs, 45, of Dallas, on a charge of murder. It is alleged that Spriggs shot and killed Ladarron Perkins in Dallas before transporting Perkins’ body to Van Zandt County to bury him in the shallow grave.

Spriggs is currently being held in the Van Zandt County Jail.

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