Suspect in custody for the murder of Chantay Blankinship


BROWN COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - According to the Brown County Sheriff's Office, a suspect is in custody for the May 2016 murder of Chantay Blankinship. 

Ryan Riggs, 21, is now in the Brown County Jail facing a charge of Capital Murder. 

This comes one week the possible composite sketch of a suspect who authorities believed assaulted and killed Blankinship had been released.

They used new technology and DNA to detect a likely suspect profile.

It was May of 2016 when 25-year-old Blankinship was found dead about five miles away from her home, near Lake Brownwood.

She was reported missing two days before her death.

More details will be released at a later time. This is a developing BigCountryHomepage story.

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