Man arrested for murder of missing Palestine woman

Palestine Woman Murder Arrest

The Palestine police department arrested 50-year-old Andrew Glenn Taylor Friday June 30 for the murder of Ricki Deann Taylor.

Ricki was reported missing the morning of June 22, 2017. Ricki’s truck was located the same morning, in the parking lot of Willie Meyers Park. She was last seen in her truck, stopped on S. Magnolia near Colorado.

On Friday, June 23, Palestine Detectives found her body close to Houston County Road 2120. Detectives determined she was killed the night of June 21. An autopsy was performed in Dallas, where it was confirmed that Ricki died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

On June 30, Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Andrew Taylor. Andrew was taken into custody without incident at his home in the 1000 block of South Magnolia Street.

Andrew was taken by Police and booked into the Anderson County Jail. His bond has been set at $1 million. The Texas Rangers are assisting the Police Department in the investigation. Members of the U.S. Marshal Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force also assisted in the arrest.   

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