Live Oak man charged in wife's death, affidavit reveals disturbing details

Victor Salinas Yanes, 32, accused of killing wife, Jodie Salinas


SAN ANTONIO – A Live Oak man has been arrested in connection with the murder of his estranged wife, who was found beaten and strangled inside his home. 

Victor Salinas Yanes, 32, faces a charge of murder. 

An arrest warrant affidavit released Tuesday night reveals some disturbing details about the case.

It stated that Live Oak police officers went to the home in the 200 block of Lost Forest Tuesday morning after receiving a call from a concerned relative of the victim, 30-year-old Jodie Salinas. 

The affidavit stated that the relative told police she had been unable to contact Salinas and the last she time she heard from her, she was headed to the home she had once shared with the suspect. 

According to the affidavit, Jodie Salinas had moved out of the home and was seeking a divorce. 

She reportedly told the relative that her husband had threatened to kill her and their three children on Friday. 

When officers were unable to contact anyone inside the home, they called in SWAT team members, who then forced their way inside.

Police said they found Jodie Salinas dead with a zip tie around her neck and a bloody pipe nearby, the affidavit stated. 

The affidavit stated there also was a message in Spanish written on a wall that talks about betrayal.

Police said Victor Salinas Yanes also was inside the home, but unable to say much. 

The affidavit stated officers found evidence that he drank a combination of bleach and weed killer in an attempt to kill himself.

Yanes was taken into custody and later arrested. Records show his bond was set at $150,000.

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