Cory Grafton Wiki – Cory Grafton Biography
Cory Grafton is a Fort Hood soldier, who has been arrested in connection with the 2019 killing of 32-year-old Chelsea Lynell Cheatham in Killeen, Texas, according to a news release from the Killeen Police Department.
He is 20 years old.
Chelsea Cheatham Death
The death of a woman found at a Killeen motel is now being ruled as a homicide.
Killeen Police were dispatched to a Days Inn on June 3, 2019 – located at 1602 E. Central Texas Expressway. This was in reference to a woman who was unconscious and not breathing.
Officers immediately started to perform life-saving measures until paramedics arrived. The victim, identified as 32-year-old Chelsea Lynell Cheatham, was pronounced dead at 11:35 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Daryl Peters. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.
At the time of the incident, it was unknown if her death was by natural causes and an investigation was initiated. Detectives with the Homicide Unit recently received the results of the autopsy, and it was determined the manner of death was ruled a homicide.
Cory Grafton Arrest
Spc. Cory L. Grafton was arrested over the June 3, 2019, death of 32-year-old Chelsea L. Cheatham. Her death was ruled a homicide by an autopsy at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.
A witness said Grafton was at the scene of the murder, according to Killeen police, who wrote in a statement that they were able to arrest Grafton after the Texas Rangers matched his DNA to that which was found at the crime scene.
The DNA was tested through the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, which provides grants to help jurisdictions tackle the overwhelming backlog in rape kits nationwide.
Killeen Police Department spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez did not respond to multiple phone calls Wednesday asking about the length of time it took to arrest Grafton, as well as to identify Cheatham’s cause of death.