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Family and friends remember slain Sulphur Springs mother

Jessica Tyler Crayton (Source: Facebook) Jessica Tyler Crayton (Source: Facebook)
SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX (KLTV) -

Police say they had to force their way into a Sulphur Springs home after receiving two 911 calls and no answer on the other end of the line and no answer at the door.

When they arrived, they found 27-year-old Jessica Tyler Crayton deceased with severe trauma to her throat.

As they began their investigation they received another phone call that a man, later identified as Tyler's husband, 31-year-old Tony Crayton, had jumped off an overpass onto I-30. Surviving this jump, he was airlifted to a Tyler hospital, but as soon as he is released, police say he will be charged with the murder of his wife.

Meanwhile, family tell us they are caring for Crayton's young child while this tight-knit community grieves the loss of a loving mother.

"Loving, caring. She was a Christian young lady so she gave you all of Tyler every time you saws her," said Kandi Thomas, a friend.

Family said Tyler graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 2005 and followed in her family's footsteps by working at a local Walmart where her co-workers and manager say the news of her death is devastating.

"Several of us got together today some for prayer some just to lean on each other. It's really hard because it's like a part of us is gone," said store manager Israel Hernandez.

Wednesday night they planned a candlelight vigil

"She has touched so many lives just working at the store and here in the community that all of our associates decided to really honor her tonight and honor her name and really come together to support her family and to show how much we really loved her and celebrate her life," Hernandez said.

Tony Crayton will be brought back to Hopkins County once he recovers where he will be charged with murder.

Family have set up two accounts in Tyler Crayton's name at Pilgrim Bank and Alliance Bank. Family say the money raised will go directly to Crayton's young son.

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