Brownwood murder suspect shared Facebook posts about victim in days after her death

Ryan Derek Riggs, 21, is charged with capital murder in the death of Chantay Blankinship.

BROWNWOOD, Texas - The man accused of killing Chantay Blankinship shared social media posts about the murder in the days after her body was found.

Ryan Derek Riggs - who was arrested Wednesday - shared multiple Facebook posts about Blankinship's murder and the search for justice.

One of them said "(Blankinship) was very a very sweet and kind woman. She always had a smile on her face. Justice for Chantay."


The Brown County Sheriff's Office said Riggs, 21, confessed Wednesday night to his congregation at North Lake Community Church. His parents then drove him to the Brown County Law Enforcement Center where he confessed again.

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Riggs is charged with capital murder and illegal dumping. No bond has been set on the capital murder charge.

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Riggs' former high school classmate, Cody Flores, pleaded guilty in March to killing his dad and stepmom. Eight days after the murders, Riggs posted his support for Flores on Facebook.

Thursday at 10 a.m., the Brown County Sheriff's Office will hold a news conference about Riggs' arrest. We will carry it live on KTXS ,, the KTXS app and Facebook.

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