Chelsea Cheatham’s Killer: Cory Grafton Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, DNA Test, Updated Reports and More
Cory Grafton Biography — Wiki
Cory Grafton has identified as the potential suspect in connection with the 2019 killing of 32-year-old Chelsea Cheatham at a Days Inn in Killeen, Texas, according to a news release from the Killeen Police Department. He has named as a Fort Hood soldier by the military department.
On June 3, 2019, officers responded to a Days Inn in Killeen after a female was reported unconscious and not breathing. Grafton has been arrested in connection with the death of Cheatham.
How old is Cory Grafton?
Cory Grafton, who is a Fort Hood soldier, is 20 years old as of 2020.
What exactly happened to Chelsea Cheatham?
Killeen police officers were called June 3, 2019, to the hotel, where they found Chelsea Cheatham dead. Despite being given medical treatment, she could not survive and died at the scene.
At the time, it was unclear if she had died from natural causes.
Since then, Cheatham’s killing remained unsolved until this September, when the Texas Rangers reviewed Cheatham’s unsolved killing and identified Cory Grafton as a potential suspect.
They interviewed Grafton and collected a DNA sample from him.
Updated reports: Cory Grafton
The Texas Rangers also talked to one of Grafton’s colleagues, who said the soldier confided that he’d killed Cheatham, authorities said. Investigators put a rush on Grafton’s DNA sample, which ultimately matched the DNA profile on evidence found at the scene of the crime, CNN reported.
“We confirm that Spc. Corey L. Grafton is an active duty Soldier assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood,” Lt. Col. Chris Brautigam told CNN.He said military records listed Grafton’s first name as Corey, but police and jail records list it as Cory.
An autopsy, now, determines her death had been a homicide.
Where is Cory Grafton now?
The 20-year-old was arrested on Tuesday.
Fort Hood soldier arrested in slaying of woman found dead at Texas hotel
Cory Grafton, an active-duty soldier assigned to the Texas base, was charged with felony first-degree murder in connection with the death of 32-year-old Chelsea Lynell Cheatham.https://t.co/mvmEWb4Np4
He is being held on a charge of first-degree felony murder and his bond has been set at $1 million according to Bell County inmate records. It is unclear if he has legal representation.
How well do you know Chelsea Cheatham?
Chelsea Cheatham was born on February 23, 1987, in San Marcos, Texas, to Lionel and Cornelia Cheatham. She was the youngest of three daughters.
According to San Marcos Daily Report, she received Christ at an early age and was a member of the Wesley Chapel of African Methodist Episcopal Church. At the age of four, she participated in the Angel choir, YPD (Young People’s Dept.) and other activities within the Church.