Sunday, February 19, 2006


Saws, chain saw oil found

`Investigators found saws and chain saw oil at the home of a Sioux Falls woman suspected of killing and dismembering another woman.

Search warrant affidavits filed Wednesday list an inventory of items removed from the house where Daphne Wright was living.

“There was a wide variety of items taken from the house,” said Dave Nelson, state’s attorney for Minnehaha County.

Authorities asked for a search warrant for the house after determining Wright was the last person known to see Darlene VanderGiesen. The two had a conversation in the parking lot of a Pizza Hut where police later found the victim’s truck abandoned, according to court documents.

Wright is accused of killing VanderGiesen because she thought VanderGiesen had a romantic relationship with her girlfriend.’

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