The daughter of a Colorado man who was found encased in concrete has been charged with first-degree murder and tampering with a deceased human body.
Forty-four-year-old Dayna Jennings was arrested last Wednesday, Jan. 10, for the death of her 69-year-old father William Mussack, according to FOX8.
An arrest affidavit obtained by NBC affiliate 9NEWS details a previous incident involving the father that occurred in December last year.
@da17colorado says Dayna Jennings admits pouring concrete in crawlspace but asked for a lawyer when detectives told her human remains were found encased in the crawlspace. She's been charged w/the murder of her father William Mussack. #kdvr pic.twitter.com/AkQt5fPfCR
— Rob Low (@RobLowTV) January 16, 2018
“William described the feeling of being drugged and falling asleep in a recliner chair for 15 hours,” a portion of an arrest affidavit from Federal Heights Police reads. “He recalled taking a bite from a hamburger, and the hamburger was still on an end table with one bite taken out of it when he awoke.”
Jennings was arrested on the same day the remains of her father’s body were found encased in concrete—and out of sight in a crawlspace area of his home.
That home was located in the 10000 block of Eliot Circle, Federal Heights, FOX8 reported.
According to FOX8 Jennings admitted to pouring the concrete but police had not revealed the exact time they believe Mussack was killed.
Court documents do not list the actual cause of death, but family members believe Mussack was drugged when they found him unconscious after taking a bite of the hamburger in December.
A preliminary hearing was set for Feb. 15 in Adams County District Court, according to the 17tth Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
Mussack’s family and friends had been searching for him for two weeks and had also notified authorities in December, FOX8 reported.
Jennings and Mussack shared a house together. Neighbors also told FOX8 that the daughter’s boyfriend lived at the home.
When police investigated Jennings’s home they said, “The odor in the home was bad, smelling like sewage and something rotting,” according to the affidavit.
Jennings ex-husband said her life went into a “downward spiral” adding that her massage business had abruptly closed in November 2017, according to 9NEWS.
According to the affidavit, Jennings sent a text to her brother complaining that her father was being abusive to her and that he was too poor to pay the house rent.
But Mussack’s family and friends told police that the assertions were out of character for Mussack.