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Officials identify suspect in ETX double homicide


The Van Zandt County Sheriff's office has identified the suspect involved in a capital murder case. 

Sheriff Pat Burnett said a capital murder warrant is now issued for 31-year-old Donny Lee Greenhow. Authorities warn citizens to not approach this suspect. 

Van Zandt County Sheriff's department is asking anyone who knows of Greenhow's whereabouts to contact local law enforcement or local Crime Stoppers. 

The Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office is combing a crime scene for clues after two bodies were found on Friday morning.

The Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the bodies are those of a couple who are in the early 60s. The bodies are still inside the home.

Sources say there are two stolen trucks involved in this case; one of those vehicles was recovered in Waco. The second, a black SUV reported stolen out of Kaufman County, was taken by tow truck from the property Friday afternoon.

The bodies were called in to authorities early Friday morning; they were found at a residence near the intersection of VZ CR 4812 and VZ CR 4813, about 11 miles east of Ben Wheeler.

At this point, the nature of the crime is not known, but Van Zandt County Sheriff Pat Burnett says they are treating the scene as a double homicide. 

Sheriff Burnett added that officials believe they know the identities of the victims, but until their identities are confirmed, he will not speculate on their relationship to one another.

Officials say a son-in-law found the victims' bodies Friday morning. Sources say the bodies were in the home for more than a week.

Authorities say they do have a person of interest, but a name has not been released, nor a suspect description. Late Friday night, Sheriff Burnett told KLTV 7 news that his office is working to obtain an arrest warrant for the person of interest.

The home where the bodies were found showed no sign of forced entry.

Texas Rangers are on the scene to assist in the investigation.

Sheriff Burnett added that officials are following up on leads related to the crime.

Officials say although the trucks were stolen, the do not believe anything inside the home was taken.

Stay tuned to and KLTV 7 News at 10 for the latest in this developing story.

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