UPDATE: Police arrest fiancée for murder of former cop

Murder suspect

Investigators have arrested former Port Arthur police officer Chris Jeffries' fiancée, 47-year-old Ethel Marie Eulian, for murder after finding Jeffries' dead from gunshot wounds inside his home on Feb. 21, Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) Deputy Chief Raymond Clark reports. 

In a news release, Clark said Jeffries, 47, was killed sometime between Feb. 19 and Feb. 21 when his body was discovered in a bedroom of his residence in the 2200 block of Glenwood Drive in Port Arthur. Eulian lived with Jeffries at the home. She initially refused to grant police entry into the residence, and they had to go in forcibly, subsequently finding the deceased Jeffries. She was named a person of interest by police following the discovery.

Justice of Peace Marc DeRouen issued a warrant for Eulian's arrest Feb. 25. She was arrested and taken to the Port Arthur Police Station, and later transferred to the Jefferson County Jail. Bond was set at $500,000.

Murder is a first-degree felony. Eulian faces from five to 99 years if convicted and a fine up to $10,000.

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