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Winnie woman wanted for murder after body of 16-year-old girl was found in Jefferson County

Deputies said Chelsea Shipp is known to frequently visit Galveston County, Chambers County and West Jefferson County.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Texas — Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a woman from Winnie who is wanted for murder, after the body of a 16-year-old girl was found in Jefferson County.

A murder warrant has been issued for 24-year-old Chelsea Shipp. Shipp is believed to be armed, according to a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office release.

Shipp was last seen driving a 2017 White Dodge single-cab truck, with Texas license plate NLT4812 .  She is known to frequently visit Galveston County, Chambers County and West Jefferson County, according to the release.

Another suspect, 22-year-old Cody Arnold, has already been arrested and charged with murder. He is currently being held in the Jefferson County Jail on a $1 million bond.

Credit: JCSO
Credit: JCSO

Related: Man arrested, charged with murder after body of 16-year-old girl found in Jefferson County

The body was found on Sunday, March 27 around 5 p.m. Deputies went to the 14000 block of Kolb’s Corner in West Jefferson County, after being notified of a possible murder.

When deputies arrived, they discovered the body of a 16-year-old girl who had suffered a gunshot wound. At this time, her identity is unknown.

This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.

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From a Jefferson County Sheriff's Office release:

On Sunday, March 27, 2022 around 5:00 p.m., Deputies were notified murder in the 14000 block of Kolb’s Corner in West Jefferson County.

Upon arrival, Deputies discovered the body of a 16 year old female who had suffered a gunshot wound. 22 year old Cody Arnold was arrested at the home and charged with Murder. His bond has been set at $1,000,000.00.

Additionally, a Murder warrant has been issued for 24 year old Chelsea Shipp of Winnie, Texas. It is believed that she is still armed.

Shipp was last seen driving a 2017 White Dodge single cab truck, Tx. tag – NLT4817. Shipp is known to frequent Galveston County, Chambers County and West Jefferson County.

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