Press Release: Information written and provided by Deputy Danie Huffman, Public Information Officer, Parker County Sheriff’s Office
Parker County Sheriff Russ Authier released the names of both men found deceased Sunday evening in an abandoned school in the 4200-block of North FM 52 in Whitt.
Sheriff Authier said the men were scientifically identified as Efrain Mendoza, 35; of Austin, and Daniel Gomez, 26, of Waco.
Sheriff Authier stated the case originated Sunday afternoon, when a call came into Weatherford Police Department on a non-emergency line regarding a male individual who may be in danger at an unknown address in the “Dallas/Weatherford” area.
A second call was received later Sunday, and was transferred to the PCSO, stating unnamed individual(s) were located at an unidentified abandoned school with red bricks at an unknown address with possible shots fired. Sheriff’s deputies began canvassing areas with similar descriptions within Parker County.
Deputies later located the abandoned school in Whitt, discovering Mendoza and Gomez deceased near the front door of the school. The case has been assigned to the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division.
“We are following several leads regarding this case,” said Sheriff Authier. “At this time, we are not releasing further details of the investigation due to its active status.”
On April 15, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office ruled the manner of death on both individuals as homicide and the cause as gunshot wounds.
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