Man Arrested in Connection with Girlfriend's Death
According to DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, EMS and the Sheriffs Office was dispatched to a home in the early morning, Saturday, March 9th, in the Painter community after a man had notified them his girlfriend was unresponsive. Melissa Nicole Waldrep, 31, Crossville, was found allegedly strangled to death. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to law enforcement officials, Christoper Lee Snow, 33, Crossville, is currently being held in the DeKalb County jail for the alleged murder strangulation (preliminary autopsy result) of Waldrep.
“After a diligent investigation and questioning witnesses, Snow was arrested and charged with murder in the incident,” says Sheriff Welden. “I’d like to commend our investigators on another job well done in quickly resolving this case. It’s unfortunate that they’ve had to deal with yet another murder investigation this weekend.”
Waldrep was a former resident and graduate of Douglas. Friends close to Waldrep say she leaves behind five children.
Snow remains in the DeKalb County jail with a bond of $250,000.