UPDATE: Angelo State University released a statement on Natalie Ryan-Fraser, an Angelo State English Professor who was allegedly murdered by her husband in Mississippi on December 30, 2021.

The statement states:

Natalie Ryan was a long-term faculty member in our Department of English and Modern Languages. She made an impact on the lives of many students, and we extend our deepest sympathy to her family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time.

Angelo State University

CALEDONIA, Miss. – A Mississippi man remains in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center in connection to a Texas woman found dead in a Caledonia, Miss., home on Thursday, December 30th, according to a release from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, December 31, 2021.

According to the release, a woman visiting from Texas was found dead in a Caledonia home on Thursday morning, December 30, 2021, just after 8:00 AM, and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office arrested her husband for her murder.

Wayne Sydney Fraser
Courtesy: Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office

An arrest warrant for Murder has been obtained for 45-year old Wayne Sydney Fraser after Lowndes County Detectives determined that he was the person who fatally shot his 55-year old wife, now identified as Natalie Ryan-Fraser.

The incident occurred at 124 Cedar Street, Caledonia. Fraser was in the area working and his wife was visiting him.

A 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene.

Fraser’s bond has been set in the amount of $500,000.00.

Fraser remains in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center.