Quote of the day, courtesy of a small-town Texas cop talking about a dismembered body: "In Bardwell, we found a leg. In Richland Chambers, lake we found a head and torso -- a head, chest and torso."
That's Lt. Mike Hopson of the Ennis Police Department, southeast of Dallas, interviewed in connection with the arrest of a former Ennis County Sheriff's Office jailer who was indicted this month for that murder.
Gloria Aiken, 47, was arrested at her home in Columbia, South Carolina, and is awaiting extradition. Police say she killed George Frazier, her common-law husband, and tossed his body parts in various places around Waxahachie.
"It's a complicated case; there's a lot of evidence to go over, a lot of different aspects to it," Hopson told WOLO in Columbia. He said Aiken moved from Ennis to the Dallas area, and then on to South Carolina.
"Dismembering the body, it's very unusual," he said. We do not disagree.
Hopson also told the Waxahachie Daily Light that he didn't know how long Aiken worked at the Ennis County Jail, but he didn't think it was for very long.
"Hopson said he believed she went into private security after working in the county," according to the Daily Light story.
Maybe the stress of working around cops after (allegedly) killing a dude and chopping him up got to her.