man has been charged with murder after his wife's body was found burning Sunday
evening in southeast Dallas County, authorities say.
Gerald Troup, 54, was arrested
Tuesday after he was interviewed as a person of interest in the case, the
Dallas County Sheriff's Department said.
received a call about 7:30 p.m. Sunday about suspicious activity near Bilindsay
Road, between Malloy Bridge Road and Belt Line Road. The caller said something
was on fire and gave the description of a vehicle that had just left the
The department said the caller later
returned to the scene and realized a body had been set on fire.
The body was later identified by the
Dallas County medical examiner's office as 52-year-old Tammy Cullins.
A cause of death had not yet been
determined, the medical examiner's office said Tuesday.
The interview with Troup and
other information detectives had gathered led to his arrest.
He was booked into the Dallas
County Jail about 11 a.m., officials said. Bail had not been set by Tuesday