Devastated audiences are anxious to know more about the arrest and charges faced by the Athena Strand Killer, Tanner Lynn. Let us dive into the case via this article.
Tanner Lynn Horner, a Fedx Contract driver, confessed to Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin and Police authorities for abducting and killing Athena Strand.
Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin broke the heart-wrenching news update the 8 years old Athena Strand was found dead less than 10 miles from her home.
The victim had been missing since November 30, 2022, and had an AMBER Alert issued on December 1, 2022.
Following an investigation into the incident, authorities blamed Tanner, who admitted to Police that he had kidnapped and killed the 7-year-old girl.
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Where Is Athena Strand Killer Tanner Lynn Now?
Athena Strand Killer Tanner Lynn is in Police custody as per the Wise County Sheriff Lane press conference.
When Strand was allegedly kidnapped, Tanner Lynn, a contract FedEx truck driver, was allegedly delivering a package to her family’s residence.
According to the records, authorities spotted the killer leaving Fort Worth, located about 30 miles south of where Strand’s body was discovered.
Sources claim Tanner became the prime suspect following the investigation after a tip and good Police work.
The only suspect Police believe responsible in the case is the FedEx driver, who Tip reported had visited the House on the day Strand vanished.
Following the interrogation of Tanner and based on digital evidence and statements gathered, FBI Acting Agent in Charge Jim Dwyer claims authorities believe the 7-year-old victim died only about an hour after being abducted.
Is Tanner Lynn in Jail Now?
Strand’s body had been discovered about 6 miles southeast of Boyd, according to Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin, who also said a suspect was in custody.
Following Tanner’s arrest, Fedx officials fully announced cooperation with authorities surrounding the tragic event.
On November 30, 2022, at around 4:30 pm, Athena attended school and returned to her House in Paradise, Texas. Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin.
Athena and her stepmother allegedly fought between when she got home and when she vanished. The victim’s Father had left his wife and daughter at home while he went hunting.
Athena’s mother first reported her missing at around 6:40 pm, when she realized the victim was not in her bedroom and claimed she was nowhere to be found.
Tanner Lynn Arrest And Charge
According to sources, The killer is charged with capital murder and aggravated kidnapping.
The culprit is booked into the Wise County Jail and is currently in the Wise County Jail being held on a $1.5 million bond.
According to Law & Crime, Tanner was detained and charged with capital murder of a child under the age of 10 following the kidnapping in the death of Athena Strand, who was [calculate years datestring=”00/00/2015″] years.
Police issued an AMBER Alert and started looking for Athena as soon as her mother reported Tanner missing. In their efforts, more than 200 volunteers from various local communities aided law enforcement officials.
In connection with her death, the suspect murderer is accused of capital murder and aggravated kidnapping.
However, the victim’s cause of death is still being looked into, and on Friday, November 2, 2022, the medical examiner’s office delivered her body.