20-year-old charged with capital murder of Laredo family

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Laredo police officers arrested one man under the suspicion of capital murder.

According to a Laredo Police Department news release, Samuel Enrique Lopez, 20, faces charges including capital murder of multiple persons and capital murder of a person under the age of ten.

Laredo officers on Thursday were dispatched to a residence at the 4500 block of Vanessita Court, according to the release.

Officers found a body "in the immediate area" of the residence and requested assistance from the Criminal Investigative Division,” according to the release.

Laredo Police Homicide Investigators then found three bodies at a lot near the residence.

Investigators identified Lopez as “a person of interest” and brought him in for questioning.

The case led investigators to a location near 4700 block of Arias where the body of a fourth member of the family, a two-year-old child, was located. The other victims were identified as a 33-year-old woman, the mother, her 18-year-old daughter and eldest son who is 12 years old.

Lopez was transported to Webb County Jail and was held with no bond.


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