Surveillance video shows TWU student with alleged killer at bars

Student's final hours captured on camera

DENTON, Texas -- WFAA has received surveillance video from two Denton bars that show Texas Woman's University student Jacqueline Vandagriff with her alleged killer the last night she was seen alive.

Video obtained from Fry Street Public House and Shots & Crafts show Vandagriff and Charles Bryant, 30, talking and drinking before leaving together.

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Vandagriff wrote on her Facebook page that she was walking to a bar near her home the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 13. Surveillance images show her leaving with Bryant just before 10 p.m.

The series of five videos from two bars on Avenue A in Denton are key pieces of timeline evidence for Grapevine Police in their capital murder investigation against Bryant.

The first video from Fry Street Public House shows Bryant sitting at the bar alone when Vandagriff sits down a few seats over.

The next video shows the two getting up from the bar a few minutes after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 and walking out the door.

Outside, cameras capture both walking down the sidewalk together to their next destination.

Surveillance cameras inside Shots & Crafts provides the clearest images of Vandagriff sitting at the bar and conversing with Bryant.

At about 9:45 p.m., cameras capture the two get up together and leave the bar.

The images are the final time anyone sees Vandagriff alive and they hard for friends like Nevie Beal to grasp.

"I can't wrap my head around it," she told News 8 via FaceTime in New York state.  "She just looks so happy and she doesn't even know what's coming to her.  The same thing that happened to her could happen to me."

Vandagriff's phone last pinged a cell tower near Bryant's home in Fort Worth at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, and her body was found dismembered and burned in a park near Grapevine Lake just after 6 a.m.

Bryant has been arrested and is charged with capital murder in Vandagriff's death.

A blue plastic kiddie pool, similar to the one found near her body, was found in Bryant's backyard, and Vandagriff's purse was found in his trash.

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