Peter and Latricia Shick were killed in their Van Zandt County home recently by gunshots, law enforcement officials said this morning at a press conference.
Donny Lee Greenhow, for whom a capital murder arrest warrant has been issued in the case, is considered armed and dangerous and has not yet been arrested. Officials speculated that he could be anywhere in the state of Texas.
Greenhow committed multiple thefts of firearms and vehicles in recent weeks, officials said this morning, and he was acquainted with the murder victims.
Greenhow, 31, is described as 6-2, about 170 pounds with blonde hair, blue eyes, medium build, a scar on his upper right arm and forehead, and a tattoo on his upper right arm.
Officials ask anyone who knows of his whereabouts to contact local law enforcement or local Crime Stoppers. Van Zandt County Crime Stoppers can be reached at 903-567-STOP(7867).
Burnett has said his office got a welfare concern call about 10 a.m. Friday at a residence at 2221 County Road 4812.
“The family member who called us said they smelled a strange odor and no one would respond to the door,” he said Friday.
Burnett said when deputies arrived, they found the two bodies in the single-wide mobile home.
Van Zandt County District Attorney Chris Martin has said the couple had been dead several days and because of the decomposition of the bodies, investigators on the scene could not determine how they died. An autopsy resulted in the conclusion that gunshots were the cause.