A Little Elm man will face capital murder charges in the death of Anjanette Harris after being indicted by a Denton County grand jury May 26.
According to the arrest affidavit, Harris, 40, was pregnant in March when Daniel Greco, 35, is said to have strangled her in a drug-related incident.
Harris' body was found March 6 in a wooded area near Shorewood Drive in Little Elm. The body appeared to have been dumped there after she was killed in another location, the affidavit states.
Along Shorewood Drive, police found clothing items, a purse with Harris' ID and a sonogram image.
Investigators went to Harris' residence and were told she had not been there since the evening of March 5, when she told roommates she was going to see Greco.
Greco confirmed to police Harris came to see him and said the two of them consumed drugs and alcohol. During the conversation, investigators noticed what looked to be bloodstains on his jeans, which Greco denied. A Denton officer noticed a dust impression in Greco's truck that resembled a human body.
Greco declined to continue the interview at the Little Elm Police Department and did not consent to a search of his residence or vehicle. Police detained him until they could obtain a warrant. During the search, a small amount of marijuana was discovered leading to his arrest and placement in Little Elm city jail. His vehicle was also seized.
As the investigation continued, surveillance video from a nearby residence along Shorewood Drive showed a pickup driving south toward the location where Harris' body was found. The same footage showed the truck driving away from the location 11 minutes later, this time with the tailgate down.
When speaking with a Texas Ranger, Greco admitted he tied Harris' feet and hands and placed duct tape over her mouth, according to the affidavit. He said this was normal in their two-year sexual relationship. Greco then said he was motivated by drugs to strangle Harris and said he knew he killed her. Greco detailed how he transported and dumped Harris' body and how he had intended to destroy bedding, duct tape and other evidence in a burn pit at his job.
He acknowledged he knew Harris was pregnant at the time of her death but denied being the father, the affidavit said.
Greco is being held in Denton County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Even with the confession from Greco, Denton County prosecutors will not likely have Greco on trial for months.
"It's all the normal things with the courts docket and discovery. We still have the full burden of proof - we have to have all of our evidence completed and ready to go," Beck said. "There's still an opportunity to plead not guilty and have a full-blown trial."