Sheriff’s office releases identities of double murder-suicide victims

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office have identified the victims and suspect of Tuesday morning’s double-murder suicide.

The suspect is identified as 83-year-old Jesus Villareal. The victims are identified as 74-year-old Maria Alaniz Villareal, the wife of the suspect and their daughter, 41-year-old Crystal Villareal.

Sheriff’s office said Jesus Villareal was the caregiver for his daughter who had a disability. They said they believe that played a role in the deaths.

Authorities also said there was no history of violence or family disturbances.  

SAN BENITO, Texas (KVEO) — Authorities are investigating a double murder-suicide that took place in San Benito Tuesday morning.

Cameron County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Captain Javier Reyna said three people were found dead at the scene.

According to the CCSO, officials received a call about a subject laying on the driveway of a home.

Upon arrival, authorities found an elderly man with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head on the floor. The man also holding a gun. Officials said he was dead.

Captain Reyna said inside the home there were two women that had been shot and killed.

Officials say a preliminary investigation shows the case to be a double murder and a suicide. The case remains under investigation.

Reyna mentioned that neighbors said all three individuals lived in the same household.

No other information has been released at this time. Check back for updates.

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