CONROE, Texas – Two men were found shot to death Thursday inside a Montgomery County home.
Investigators said a child was also found inside the home, but was not harmed.
Investigators said family members hadn't heard from Jaquise Williams, 23, and Akeem Russell, 24, and called police check on them at a home in the 9600 block of Bimms Drive in Conroe just before 9 a.m.
“We have talked to several individuals and we’re currently talking to several individuals who are still down on the scene about possible motives,” explained Lt. Scott Spencer with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
He said homicide, violent crime, district attorney’s office and Texas Rangers were all at the scene collecting evidence.
Spencer said one of the bodies was found on the porch and the other in a back bedroom.
The two men were cousins and living in the home together.
Jaquise William’s family said his two-and-a-half year old daughter was found inside the home.
Police believe the toddler was alone for a couple hours after the two men had been shot and killed.
"I’m just hurt because it’s a big loss,” said a tearful Grendine Winslow, a family friend who knew Jaquise Williams since he was a kid. “I’ve always had good things to say about him, senseless, it's senseless.”
William’s mother, Donna Phillips, described her son as sweet, respected and funny. She lost her nephew as well, Akeem Russell, who was her sister’s son.
The motive and circumstances surrounding the shooting are under investigation.