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4 South Texas Family Members Including 2-Year-Old, Found Murdered; Suspect In Jail

LAREDO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) - A 20-year-old man was jailed without bond Friday after four members of a Texas family, including a 2-year-old child, were found dead.

Samuel Enrique Lopez was booked into the Webb County Jail in Laredo on two counts of capital murder, one involving multiple victims and another involving a child younger than age 10.

Both are punishable by death or life imprisonment without parole, if convicted.

Samuel Enrique Lopez
Samuel Enrique Lopez (credit: Webb County Jail)

Laredo Police said they received a report of a deceased person at a house about 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Officers arrived to find signs of a possible crime scene in the empty home.

During a search of the area, investigators found three bodies in a vacant lot next door.

Police said they then interviewed Lopez and found the child's body a mile away.

Police have not revealed a motive for the murders.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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