Texas: Russell Lopez found dead and two of his three children tied up in a violent home invasion
A mother-of-three from Texas came home Tuesday night and found two of her children tied up, her husband, Russell Lopez, murdered and his SUV missing.
The horrific discovery was made in Harris County around 9:45 p.m. when Russell Lopez’s wife arrived home to the apparent home invasion after a number of suspects broke in.
Their 6 and 7-year-old children were tied up but not hurt and her husband Russell Lopez, 31, had been slain, leaving a brutal murder scene behind.
Their seven-month-old baby was unharmed and in a crib.
Russell Lopez’s mother Cheri Duszynski told ABC13: “My grandson had said that his dad wouldn’t wake up.
“Some animal came there with a plan and they executed it. We have to stop them, we have to get them before they do it to someone else.”
Family members said there was blood everywhere.
A neighbor’s daughter was out walking her dog when she said she saw two men kick the door down before driving off in the truck a couple of minutes later, according to ABC.
Cheri Duszynski said that while her son was lying dying on the floor, her grandchildren were bound in the bedroom.
Russell Lopez’s wife called 911 but when deputies arrived he was pronounced dead. The cause of death has not been released.
Detectives said Russell Lopez had multiple lacerations on his body which may have come from a blunt object.
They were interviewing the children to try to find out what they heard or may have seen.
Russell Lopez’s 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe was missing and it is believed the suspects escaped in that. The SUV has Texas license plate number 03SHS6.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident in the 19300 block of Plantain Drive near Deermoss Drive.
The statement said: “Deputies located a 31-year-old male deceased inside the residence from unknown trauma.
“No motive or suspect information has been developed at this time.”