Man Surrenders After Girlfriend Found Dead


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A Dallas man surrendered to police two days after his 41-year-old girlfriend was found dead in her Grand Prairie home.

On Saturday, officers were called to a medical emergency at a home in the 30 block of E. Mountain Creek Court at about 1:30 a.m., according to a press release. Responding officers found Yolanda Kelly inside the home, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her boyfriend, 25-year-old Eric Riddley, allegedly fled the scene when officers arrived, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Detectives obtained a warrant for murder for Riddley and are treating the death as a family violence-related murder, according to NBC 5 DFW. However, police have not disclosed the victim’s cause of death.

On Monday, Riddley turned himself in to Grand Prairie Police at the Public Safety Building. He is reportedly being held on a $1 million bond at the Grand Prairie Detention Center.

The Dallas Express reached out to Grand Prairie PD to get more information on the circumstances surrounding Kelly’s death, but received no response by the time of publication.

In a similar incident last year, a Grand Prairie man, Samuel Wilson, 53, surrendered to police after his ex-girlfriend, 51-year-old Sabrina Freeman, was found dead at her home with lacerations on her body, according to NBC 5. Wilson was charged with murder.

Dallas PD has a special Domestic Violence Unit to handle crimes like this. So far this year, the city has seen over 1,200 family violence crimes, according to data from the Dallas crime analytics dashboard.

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Altonio Brown
Altonio Brown
1 month ago

Yolanda Kelly was my ex

Mary Ann
Mary Ann
Reply to  Altonio Brown
1 month ago

So sorry for your loss.