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    TX - Harold, 73, & Sue Harpst, 79, Regina Taunton, 48, Fannin County, 15 Jan 2012

    Because they suspected foul play, the investigators went into the house. They didn’t find anyone but did notice things that could indicate a crime had been committed, the sheriff’s office said.
    The sheriff’s office wouldn’t release any other details about the case.
    However, law enforcement officials in Stonewall, La. confirmed they are holding 52-year-old Thomas Taunton in connection with the case.


    Read more on myFOXdfw.com: http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/3-m...#ixzz1jx7LnPQB

    Also, on our local newscast, the man is a double amputee. His silver van with handicap tag is missing, too.

    The person being held is the stepson and he was in the area Sunday. He had ask neighbors to watch over dogs, horses, etc

    The stepson's truck broke down on the side of the highway which is how LE found him, the truck, and the trailor
    Last edited by fhc; 01-19-2012 at 08:32 PM.

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    Names now released and more info

    http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Foul-...137698113.html

    Man suspected of killing 3 family members arrested

    Neighbors identified the couple as Harold and Sue Harpst, who live just outside of Leonard in southwestern Fannin County.
    Mr. Harpst is a double leg amputee and a diabetic. The couple's daughter moved into the ranch home to care for her elderly parents several years ago, neighbors said.

    Authorities seized a 16-foot enclosed trailer and truck and Texas Rangers and Fannin County deputies are headed to the location with a search warrant.
    While Tauton told authorities only personal belongings and clothing are inside the trailer, authorities suspect the three bodies of the missing families members may be inside.

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    http://www.shreveporttimes.com/artic...CFRONTPAGE%7Cs

    No bodies found in Texas man's truck, trailer

    MANSFIELD - Undisclosed evidence has been seized from a truck and trailer belonging to a Texas man arrested Thursday in Stonewall in connection with the disappearance and suspected homicidesof three family members.

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    How very sad!
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    The family's van is also missing.

    http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/Man...-County-012012

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    http://www.theleonardgraphic.com/leo...continues.html

    The case began Wednesday after police received an out of state tip from an informant who advised that there may have been three homicides in the county. The informant reported that Taunton had originally wanted to file a missing persons report for his family, but later reportedly confessed to killing them.

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    http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/arch...d-near-sh.html

    Three bodies found near a barn just outside Sherman are believed to be an elderly Fannin County couple and their adult daughter, who went missing this week are feared dead.

    The Dallas County medical examiner's office will conduct autopsies to determine if the remains are those of Harold Harpst, 73, Sue Harpst, 79, and her daughter Regina Taunton, 48, Fannin County Sheriff Donnie Foster said Saturday.

    "We want the public to know that we believe that this is that family," Foster told WFAA (Channel 8). "We want closure."

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    Suspect Taunton remains in the Louisiana jail. Foster said the suspect has the option of waiving extradition and, if he does not fight to stay there, Fannin County S.O. will immediately head for DeSoto Parish to pick him up. If he fights extradition, the Sheriff’s Office will obtain a “governor’s warrant,” to have him returned to Texas. That could take weeks to accomplish, he said.

    http://www.heralddemocrat.com/sectio...r-sherman.html

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    Family Speaks out about Thomas Taunton murder arrest

    "A Fannin county man is jailed in Louisiana charged with murdering three family members. But, his sister says Thomas Taunton didn't do it."

    http://www.kxii.com/home/headlines/F...137797138.html

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    The Dallas County Medical Examiner on Sunday identified three bodies as members of a Texas family that disappeared last week.

    Sue Harpst's son, Thomas Taunton, is in custody in Louisiana...

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/01/22...ntcmp=trending


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    The suspect has waived extradition and was booked earlier in the day into the Fannin County Jail in Bonham, 64 miles northeast of Dallas, Fannin County Sheriff Donnie Foster said in a statement issued late Monday.

    Much more at link:

    http://www.chron.com/news/article/Su...as-2681170.php

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    http://www.kxii.com/home/headlines/J...270992941.html

    A Fannin County jury has found Thomas Taunton guilty of killing three of his family members in January of 2012...

    The jury will be back at 9 a.m. Wednesday to start the punishment phase of the trial. The punishment range for capital murder is the death penalty or life without parole. The prosecutors have said they are not seeking the death penalty in the case.

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    http://www.kxii.com/home/headlines/T...274969841.html

    Thomas Taunton of Fannin County, who was convicted of murdering his mother, stepfather and sister in January 2012 filed a notice of appeal of his conviction on Aug. 29.

    The jury sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole.



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