Ellis County remains identified, victim's boyfriend arrested

- Investigators in Ellis County have arrested a man they believe killed his girlfriend and dumped her body.

Guy Wayne Lynch is charged in connection with the murder of his live-in girlfriend, 21-year-old Tia Marie Spearman.

Spearman recently moved to Texas from Oklahoma. Her family had not heard from her since May.

In June the family started working with investigators in Biloxi, Miss. because they suspected she might be there. As the investigators in Mississippi were following leads, they learned that Spearman had moved to North Texas.

In July a hunter found human remains and a Pilot Point High School t-shirt in an open field near Alma. Investigators in both states finally connected the dots. Dental records confirmed the remains belonged to Spearman.

Lynch was arrested in Little Elm, where the couple lived. He is being held on a $1 million bond.

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