Police Search For Texas Man Who Decapitated Wife With Chainsaw
Police in Texas are on the hunt for a man they say decapitated his wife with a chainsaw, leaving her dead body in the street near the murder weapon still running covered in blood and tissue matter.
Lewisville police have issued an arrest warrant for 49-year-old Jose Fernando Corona charging him with the murder of his wife Maria Corona.
Police were called to the couple’s home after a postal worker found the slain woman lying headless in the street.
Two chainsaws were discovered at the scene in the back of Jose Corona’s pickup truck, one of which was still running and appeared to have been used to kill the woman. Medical examiners have confirmed that Maria Corona’s death was caused by,
“Multiple blunt/sharp force chainsaw injuries due to assault by another person.”
The couple’s oldest daughter Carla Corona reportedly arrived at the scene and identified the victim as her mother.
CBS News reports that Carla’s husband Freddie Arellano, told authorities that Jose Corona called the couple to say that he “had done it, he had killed her and was going to drag her body next door.”
Police believe Jose fled the scene in a 2005 Toyota SUV before going to a car lot and asking to test drive a vehicle and never returning.
Authorities say he has friends across the border in Mexico and are asking state and federal agencies to help locate him.
Jose Corona may be driving a two-door 1991 Ford Ranger with Texas license plate AA24004.