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Haltom City man indicted in strangulation death

A Haltom City man has been indicted in the strangulation of a Fort Worth woman whose body was found last summer at a city park.

A Tarrant County grand jury in Fort Worth returned the decision Wednesday against Jackie Dale Easley, 56, who remained in the Tarrant County Jail on Friday with bail set at $100,000. The indictment charged Easley with murder.

Easley is accused of killing Rebecca Lynn Todd, 49, whose body was found June 7 at Buffalo Ridge Park, 5720 Parkwood Trail.

Witnesses tipped investigators to Easley after he gave details of the killing to acquaintances. Police declined to comment on the details.

Just days before her death, Todd had been released from the Tarrant County Jail after she had been arrested March 14, 2007, for prostitution and sentenced to 75 days in jail.

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