UPDATE: Vehicle sought in quadruple homicide was stolen from scene
UPDATED at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2021
A 2017 Dodge Challenger being driven by a person of interest in connection with a quadruple murder in New Summerfield was stolen from the scene, Sheriff Brent Dickson said during a Tuesday afternoon press conference.
Earlier that morning, a 911 call from a female resident living in a brick house at the front of the property – located approximately two miles north of New Summerfield on Texas Highway 110 – alerted CCSO officials of a deceased person at the front of the property. A search of the area resulted in the discovery of three additional bodies inside a mobile home located behind the main residence, Dickson said.
All were adults, he said, and included an 18-year-old male, a 47-year-old male, a 45-year-old female and an unidentified female believed to be in her 30s. One set of victims are mother and child, he added.
All four bodies are being transported to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Science for autopsies.
Officials believe the murders occurred sometime between midnight and daylight, and that a single suspect was being sought.
“When someone just killed four people, you’re going to call him armed and dangerous,” the sheriff replied to one reporter’s comment.
He continued to request that the public report anything they may have seen that might be connected to the case.
Meanwhile, officials – including the Texas Rangers, who were brought in to assist with the case – continue to investigate.
UPDATED at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2021
CCSO is searching for a 2017 Dodge Challenger bearing Texas License Plate #LTY9935, believed to be utilized by a person of interest in this morning's quadruple homicide outside New Summerfield.
Contact CCSO at 903-683-2271 with any information about the vehicle, which is red with a double black stripe down its hood and roof.
CHEROKEE COUNTY – Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department officials are searching for the suspect in a Tuesday morning shooting that left four people dead at a residence in northeastern Cherokee County.
According to Sheriff Brent Dickson, the department received a call at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, about a deceased person lying in the driveway at a home located at State Highway 110 near County Road 4719, between Troup and New Summerfield. The call was from an individual who lived there, he said.
During their investigation, deputies discovered three other bodies inside the house.
“We’re attempting to locate the suspect right now, and anyone who has information can call the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at 903-683-2271,” he said.
Tips also can be reported Cherokee County Crime Stoppers at 903-586-7867 (STOP).
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