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PD Releases Details of Gruesome Slaying

PD Releases Details of Gruesome Slaying

Jose Corona [Police Handout]

Fort Worth Star Telegram via YellowBrix

April 28, 2010

Warning: This article contains explicit descriptions of violence.

FORT WORTH, TX – The scene that greeted Lewisville police officers on Shadow Wood Lane was something out of a horror movie.

A woman’s decapitated body lay in the street.

Two bloody chain saws rested on the tailgate of a white pickup, one idling in the late morning sun.

The saga had begun around 11 a.m. Monday, when a mail carrier making the rounds on the tree-lined street discovered the mutilated body of Maria Corona.

Corona, 44, was a mother of six who shared the Lewisville home with her husband and family.

Police are looking for her husband, Jose Fernando Corona, 49, who reportedly told a relative that he killed her.

Late Tuesday, the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office reported that a woman died from multiple chainsaw injuries about 11:15 a.m. Monday in the 1000 block of Shadow Wood Lane in Lewisville, the address of the incident. The remains, however, were listed as unidentified.

Police are sure of one thing: “A chain saw was used in the offense,” said Capt. Kevin Deaver, a Lewisville police spokesman.

The details of the killing were set out in a search warrant affidavit released Tuesday.

Maria Corona’s son-in-law said Jose Corona had admitted during a brief telephone conversation that he killed his wife, the affidavit says.

Corona told the son-in-law that he “had done it, he had killed her and was going to drag her body next door.”

After that call, the son-in-law tried to call Maria Corona “but was unsuccessful,” the affidavit stated.

When police arrived at the home, the front door was open and “blood could be seen in the doorway,” according to the affidavit.

“Jose was no longer at the scene, and a gold-colored 2005 Toyota Sequoia (Texas license plate 247 DVH) was missing,” the affidavit says.

Police believe that Jose Corona, who reportedly has relatives in Oklahoma and Mexico, may be driving the Toyota.

Investigators have learned that the couple apparently had marital problems, Deaver said.

He said that he was unaware of any calls about domestic disturbances at the home and that Jose Corona did not appear to have any previous arrests.


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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    POS,Poor Lady,may she RIP now.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    POS,Poor Lady,may she RIP now.

  • Car6_max50

    Ahi

    about 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    sick, I hope they catch this guy soon!

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    granny1

    about 4 years ago

    1448 Comments

    sick.

  • 47b8df02b3127cce98549b9f69c200000027108acn2jlo2atc_max50

    xcopdan

    about 4 years ago

    126 Comments

    Ya Think??!! "apparently had marital problems" DUH!!!

  • Pug_max600_max50

    DALLASCRANE

    about 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    I guess there is way to put this marriage back together.............

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    Samsusboy

    about 4 years ago

    110 Comments

    Hmmmm.... the Texas Chainsaw massacre (Latest version),, will that be his defense ??

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Wow......hope he gets caught.

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    aussie4

    about 4 years ago

    5328 Comments

    Bump what rebel_cop1123 said and I have the oil.

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    curedgirls

    about 4 years ago

    3624 Comments

    umm marital problems? 'ya think? How about deep seeded hatred and buried rage. Prayers to the family and the children and to that mail carrier who will live with those visions forever.

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    Badazz_Rebel_Cop1123

    about 4 years ago

    826 Comments

    When he is caught he needs to fry!

  • Az_phx_motorcade1a_max50

    Bury

    about 4 years ago

    1342 Comments

    Nothing says its over like a chainsaw!

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    SgtJoe1350

    about 4 years ago

    24484 Comments

    hope he is arrested soon

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    CPD82

    about 4 years ago

    466 Comments

    wow. what a piece of garbage

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    Angelonthewall

    about 4 years ago

    710 Comments

    It's sickening to think what our country is becoming. Be safe out there...Rest in peace to the victim and catch that POS quickly but he's probably in Mexico.

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