According to a press release, Bellmead police received a call at 8:22 a.m. from the brother of the murder suspect, Davie Dauzat. The brother called police concerned about Davie's well-being after Davie was exhibiting strange behavior in the days leading up to the murder.
The brother told police that he had not spoken to Davie in months, but received several phone calls the night before and morning of the murder.
An officer responded to the call and attempted to make contact at the Dauzat residence.
21-year-old Natasha Dauzat and Davie came outside and spoke with officers. According to police, there was no concern of distress or in need of help.
At 11 a.m., Bellmead police received a second phone call from Davie's brother, stating that Davie had called him and said he had "killed his [wife]."
Officers responded and upon arrival, Davie answered the door but then closed it and wouldn't respond to police commands.
A hostage negotiator from the Bellmead Police Department coaxed Davie into coming outside and surrendering. He was immediately taken into custody.
Another set of officers ran into the home and made sure the two toddlers were safe.
Natasha was found dead inside.
Davie has been charged with 1st degree murder.
The Bellmead Police Department had the assistance of the Lacy Lakeview Police Department, McLennan County Sheriff’s Office, La Vega ISD Police Department, Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers, Bellmead Fire Department, Waco Fire Corp., and the District Attorney’s Office.
“We appreciate your patience with what will be a lengthily process through the investigation and continue to support and respect the family in this traumatic and tragic time,” Bellmead Police Chief Lydia Alvarado said.