Report: Man accused of decapitating wife, putting her head in refrigerator

BELLMEAD, Texas - A Texas grand jury has indicted a 23-year-old man in the death of his wife who was found decapitated hours after officers visited the couple on a welfare check.

Davie Dauzat was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge in the death of 21-year-old Natasha Dauzat. Authorities say she was killed Aug. 25 at the couple’s home in Bellmead, which borders the Central Texas city of Waco. A source close to the investigation told CBS affiliate KWTX that Natasha Dauzat’s head was placed in the home’s refrigerator.

Hours after officers had left the home, authorities were called by a family member expressing concern that Natasha Dauzat had been killed.

Authorities say the killing occurred while the couple’s 3- and 1-year-old children were in the home.

Dauzat is being held at the McLennan County jail on a $500,000 bond.

His attorney did not return a message seeking comment.

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