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Man accused of murder in connection with death of 79-year-old woman in Bedford, police say

Brandon Paramore, 39, was taken into custody over the weekend, and is facing a murder charge, according to police.

A man taken into police custody over the weekend is facing a murder charge after a woman’s body was found inside a Bedford home last week, police say.

About 4:15 p.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of Meadow View, just northwest of Bedford Road and Murphy Drive, in response to a call about an unconscious person, police said in a Saturday news release. Inside a home in the area, officers found “an elderly woman” who had died of “unknown causes” the previous day, the release stated.

In a Facebook post Monday, police said the woman, identified as 79-year-old Christine Barsanti, could have been “struck by an unknown object.”

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Brandon Paramore, 39, of Euless, who was taken into custody over the weekend for unrelated charges, is facing a murder charge in connection with Barsanti’s death, the post read.

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Authorities had previously said officers reviewed surveillance camera footage from Barsanti’s home that showed a man ring her doorbell, police said. After Barsanti answered the door, the man asked to use her phone, according to police.

“After her refusal, he forced his way into her home,” the post read.

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The video footage did not show what happened inside the home, police have said. It showed the man leaving the home “several minutes” after he was seen entering the residence, according to police.

Officers “noticed similarities” between Paramore and the man in the security camera footage, police said.

Paramore’s bond had not been set as of 9 p.m. Monday. He will be transferred to the Tarrant County jail. It was unclear if he had an attorney.

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The investigation into Barsanti’s death is ongoing. Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact the Bedford Police Department at 817-952-2127.

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