Suspect identified, charged with capital murder after woman found dead in Troy

Suspect in custody after woman found dead in Troy

TROY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Troy Police Department has identified a suspect taken into custody after a 29-year-old woman was found dead inside her home Wednesday.

According to Troy Police Chief Randall Barr, Jeremy Jarrod James, 23, of Brundidge was taken into custody at approximately 12:45 a.m. Thursday morning in Brundidge by officers from the Troy Police Department and The Gulf States Regional Fugitive Task Force. James has been charged with capital murder and placed in the Pike County Jail with no bond.

Jeremy Jarrod James has been charged with capital murder.
Jeremy Jarrod James has been charged with capital murder. (Source: Troy Police Department)

At around 10:30 a.m. Troy officers went to a home in the 100 block of Glenwood Avenue on a welfare check request. When officers arrived at the residence, they found Whitney Blair Sanders dead.

Barr said Sander’s body was taken to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science for an autopsy. Preliminary results indicate Sanders was stabbed multiple times.

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