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Texas Says Escaped Murderer May Be Linked to 5 Deaths at a Home

The authorities in Texas stated Thursday evening that they’d discovered 5 folks lifeless in a residence, and that they believed a convicted assassin who escaped from a jail bus final month could also be driving a car that was taken from that residence.

Credit…Texas Department of Criminal Justice

The convict, Gonzalo Artemio Lopez, who was serving two consecutive life sentences, escaped on May 12, from a jail bus that was on its method to a medical appointment, prompting one of the vital intensive manhunts in current state historical past.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said on Twitter late Thursday that whereas investigating a case, legislation enforcement officers had responded to a residence close to Centerville and located the our bodies of two adults and three kids. The authorities didn’t say how they died. The house is within the normal space of the place Mr. Lopez escaped.

The division stated that a white Chevrolet Silverado was lacking from the residence. “It is believed that the escaped inmate, Gonzalo Lopez, may be driving the vehicle and may be armed,” it stated.

Mr. Lopez, 46, had been serving sentences for crimes that embrace killing a man with a pickax. His eight different convictions since 1994 embrace one cost of tried capital homicide for firing a gun at a sheriff’s deputy, one cost of kidnapping and three separate counts of aggravated assault.

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