A Texas A&M freshman home for spring break went missing, and while most thought they were thinking the worst, the end result likely hadn't entered their minds.
Tim Shepherd eventually confessed to strangling his ex-girlfriend, Houston-native Tynesha Stewart. Eventually, it was revealed Shepherd had burned Stewart's body on the patio grill at his apartment.
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