Daphne Wright (deaf murder
suspect) Darlene Vandergiesen (deaf
to unconfirmed reports, Daphne Wright, a deaf lesbian, was bad news. Wright
was a Jekyll and Hyde type of personality-prone to unprovoked explosive rages.
she went into jealous rages and was known for severely beating up a few of her
lesbian lovers and she didn’t allow anyone to talk to her girlfriends.
has been reported but never confirmed that a restraining order had to be taken
out on Wright in Maryland because of domestic violence. She would eventually
relocate to Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
met a woman (also deaf); soon they were living together. This arrangement
lasted for five years.
woman had a friend named Darlene VanderGlesen (who was also deaf). Wright
became uncomfortable and jealous of their friendship.
Wright tried to intimidate and threaten VanderGlesen on several occasions but
VanderGlesen remained friends with Wright’s girlfriend.
arranged a meeting with VanderGlesen at a Pizza Hut parking lot. This
was the last time anyone saw VanderGlesen alive.
would arrest Daphne Wright and charge her with killing, dismembering and then
disposing of VanderGlesen’s body. She covered her face as she made
her way to court.
to court documents, Daphne Wright told police she was upset with Darlene VanderGlesen
and believed her girlfriend was having an affair with her.
found pieces of bone and muscle tissue at Wright’s apartment. They also
admitted to finding the body parts of VanderGlesen in a landfill. The question
remains: where are all the body parts.
say, they haven’t found the murder weapon but they did find other evidence in
the landfill that helps the case.
can’t say how Darlene VanderGlesen was killed before her body was dismembered.
is being held in jail without bond.
close friends claim, as far as they knew, Darlene VanderGlesen wasn’t even gay.
unconfirmed allegations reveal, a relative of Wright’s is currently serving
a long prison sentence for stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death.
and friends of the deaf community gathered to remember Darlene VanderGlesen.
came together to share the memories she left behind. People reflected
on her passion for life and her bright smile.
pastor, Clyde Teel said, “She didn’t like if other people were upset, every
time I saw a photo of her, I saw a big smile and now she’s gone.”
added, “The circumstances around this has captivated everyone. People
want to know why. Are we left with this, with only the tragedy?”
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