Photo: Paulina Moreno / Courtesy
HOUSTON: New details have emerged as firefighters who arrived at the site of a fire at a residence in the city’s southwest this Sunday found four bodies.
After dousing the fire, fire brigade personnel came to search the house and Bodies of two adults and two children with gunshot wounds discovered.
The family identified the victims as Jairo Escano, 37, his wife Elvira, 44, and their two children: Isabel, 13, and Jairo Jr., 10.
Family members said the victims could have died for several days before being discovered on Sunday.
In an interview with ABC 13, Jairo’s sister-in-law Paulina Moreno said that her brother-in-law was a hardworking person who set up a job at a flea market over the weekend and that it was strange for her that on Fridays he didn’t come to get her stuff ready.
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Moreno’s daughter attends the same school where the couple’s daughter was and said the girl did not go to school on Friday.
As of Monday afternoon, police had not released the identities of the victims or who may have been responsible for the killings.
On Sunday, Houston Police Chief Troy Finer said the killings were apparently committed by someone who knew the family.
“There were no signs that someone broke into the residence,” Finer said.
According to relatives, the family was living in the house since 2016.
Relatives opened a GoFundMe account to pay for the funeral expenses of the victims.