Cass County: 2 found dead on rural road
Officials say unidentified victims were shot
By: Lynn LaRowe - Texarkana Gazette - Published: 11/19/2009
Area law enforcement agencies are working to determine the identities of a man and a woman found shot to death in a car on Cass County Road 1114 between Atlanta and Linden.
The bodies were discovered Wednesday in a redish Ford Mustang by someone who lived in the area. No identification, purse or wallet were found.
“We just don’t know,” said Cass County District Attorney Clint Allen of a possible motive for the killings. “We need to find out who these people were. The speculation at this point is that they’d been there a couple of days judging from the condition of the bodies.”
Allen said the vehicle was discovered in the middle of the road. The victims’ bodies have been sent to the a medical examiner’s office in Dallas for autopsies.
Investigators may have to wait for a preliminary autopsy report to be certain what type of weapon was used in the killings.
Allen said the DA’s office is standing by to assist the Atlanta Police Department, the Texas Rangers and the Cass County Sheriff’s Office in their investigation.