Body of murder suspect found in Cartwright

February 8, 2014

The body of a man wanted for murder in Denison, Texas, was found Friday in Cartwright, authorities said.

A murder warrant had been issued for the arrest of Aaron Lynn Smith, 53, who was suspected of shooting his ex-girlfriend, Yvonne Gauthier, to death at her Denison home Thursday evening.

Friday afternoon, the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office found Smith dead inside his pickup in behind the Cartwright Fire Department after a resident saw the truck and reported it to authorities, according to Sheriff Ken Golden.

The cause of death was not revealed and Smith’s body has been sent for autopsy to the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office in Oklahoma City.