Man, woman dead inside travel trailer were killed, deputies say

By Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli - Digital News Editor, Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor

CHANNELVIEW, Texas - An investigation is underway after authorities found two bodies inside a travel trailer in Channelview.

The bodies were discovered around 9 p.m. Friday inside a trailer on Laurelwood Drive near Riverdale, deputies said. 

Authorities said they were called out to perform a welfare check, and they found the bodies of a man and woman. The Harris County Medical Examiner later identified the man as 54-year-old Ernesto Hull and the woman as 46-year-old Colette Depaz.

Authorities said both bodies had suffered gunshot wounds.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez initially said the deaths appear to be a murder-suicide, but later said that after further investigation, they determine the two were killed as the result of a homicide.

Investigators are interviewing people in the area in an effort to learn more details about the killings.

The victims' identities have not yet been released.



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