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East Texas man dead, 2 in custody after kidnapping

Updated: Feb. 21, 2015 at 10:02 AM CST
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TITUS COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A Titus County man is dead and two people are in custody in connection with his disappearance after an alleged kidnapping early Friday morning.

Titus County Sheriff Tim Ingram said his deputies were called to a home in Titus County where a woman told them her husband, Ernest Lee Ibarra Jr., was kidnapped around 2 a.m. Friday.

Ibarra's body was found in Camp County a few hours later.

Ingram says Jose Ponse, 26, and Jonathan Sanford, 25, were arrested on aggravated kidnapping charges. Deputies are still looking for a third suspect.

Investigators are still working to uncover a motive in the crime.

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