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Authorities Search For Texas Woman Wanted For Murder Of Teen Girl After Man Arrested In Case

Texas officials say Chelsea Ann-Marie Shipp may still be armed days after allegedly killing an unnamed 16-year-old girl in West Jefferson County. Cody Arnold has already been arrested in the case.

Search Is On For Texas Woman Wanted In Teen's Murder

Update: Chelsea Ann-Marie Shipp has been arrested in Liberty Hill, Texas, authorities say.


Authorities in Texas are asking for the public’s help in finding a woman they say helped murder a teenage girl.

Chelsea Ann-Marie Shipp, 24, is wanted for the murder of an unnamed victim who was found dead on Sunday, according to a release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities say they responded to a report of a murder at a residence on the 1400 block of Kolb’s Corner in West Jefferson County at around 5:00 p.m.

There, they found the 16-year-old victim who had apparently died of a gunshot wound.

On Monday, authorities announced that Cody Arnold, 22, had been arrested at the home and charged with murder. According to jail records, he is being held on $1 million bail.

It was unclear if there was a relationship between him and Shipp.

Cody Arnold Jefferson County Sheriffs Office

Few details are being released about the teenage homicide victim — including whether or not she knew the suspects — but she was transported to the Jefferson County Morgue, where an autopsy will be performed to glean more details about the murder.

Authorities have since obtained an arrest warrant for Chelsea Shipp of Winnie, Texas, who may still pose a danger to the public.

“It is believed that she may still be armed,” said the sheriff’s office.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office told Oxygen.com that they are not releasing more information at this time.

According to her social media page, Shipp lives in Crystal Beach in Galveston County, Texas.

Chelsea Shipp Jefferson County Sheriffs Office

She is described as a white female with light brown hair and brown eyes. She also has tattoos on her bicep and forearm.

Officials say she frequents Galveston County, Chambers County and West Jefferson County. She was last seen driving a 2017 White Dodge single cab truck and Texas license plate tag NLT4812.

Arnold has one previous criminal charge stemming from 2017, when he caused nearly $2,800 in damage to a teacher’s car by keying it when he was 17 years old, according to CBS affiliate KFDM News. At least four students at Hamshire-Fannett High School said they saw Arnold vandalize the Jeep Cherokee after staff stopped him from entering a restricted part of campus.

Authorities urge anyone with information to contact the Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers or call 1-409-833-TIPS (8477). Those coming forward do not have to leave their name and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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