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    TX - Don, 83, & Reda Rentz, 80, beaten to death, Atascocita, 26 Feb 2015

    A neighbor had been called by an out-of-town family member who was worried about the couple and had not heard from them for several days.

    The neighbor found the front door unlocked and called the sheriff's office.

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    "Both of them had been there several days. It appears that they have both suffered from extreme trauma," said Detective Ben Beall of the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
    There is chatter on the linked Atascocita forum from a neighbor who say they were beaten with a work-out weight and stabbed, strictly rumor about the objects used of course. Police will only say beaten with an object and it was extremely brutal.

    http://www.khou.com/story/news/2015/...home/24604241/

    https://www.atascocita.com/messages/..._category_id=0
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    Horrible!!

    Eighty-three-year-old Don Rentz and 80-year-old Rita Rentz were found dead Saturday afternoon in their home on Pacific Crest Court.

    http://www.khou.com/story/news/2015/...home/24604241/
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    This article says the wellness check call was made by their two children who live out of town. Aww the neighbors are saying when they saw them last they were soaking in some rays sitting on their driveway. Just enjoying their twilight years with each other, so sad...

    Officials said Don Rentz, 83, and Reda Rentz, 80, were last seen alive on the afternoon of Feb. 26.

    Neighbors say they were both sitting out on the front driveway in lawn chairs taking in the sun.

    Investigators are calling their beating deaths "extremely traumatic."

    Officials said a neighbor checked on the couple at their home in the 6700 block of Pacific Crest Court in the King River Village neighborhood after a request from their two children who live out of town.


    http://www.click2houston.com/news/el...-home/31677124
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    This is Terrible!!!
    What is wrong with this world!!!
    I have seen more and more cases that involve elderly people beaten and killed.
    What a sad world we live in.
    I pray for the family of this couple.
    IMOO.

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    Ugh I know! What a horrible way to die. How much of a fight could they have put up? Senseless brutality. It enrages me thinking of something like this happening to my grandparents, I would go nuts. I can't even image what that poor couple went through.
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    Questions, if any has found-:
    -photo of Mr & Mrs R, can you pls copy & paste here?
    - info re MrR's work (retired now, I assume), was it w a stock brokerage?
    ...w or w/out company/employer name?
    - was employer-office in complex close to Houston Galleria or Allen Parkway area?
    Thx in adv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoods View Post
    There is chatter on the linked Atascocita forum from a neighbor who say they were beaten with a work-out weight and stabbed, strictly rumor about the objects used of course. Police will only say beaten with an object and it was extremely brutal.

    http://www.khou.com/story/news/2015/...home/24604241/

    https://www.atascocita.com/messages/..._category_id=0
    This article says they were "Bludgeoned by a weight"
    http://abc13.com/news/hcso-elderly-c...o-home/549374/

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    Children live out of town. Last seen 2/26.
    Do not know if there are any other local relatives.
    Back door was open, or at least unlocked when found.
    There is discussion on another local forum that they were possibly involved in a few different outreach programs for disadvantaged youth.

    I live very near to this area. It is a quiet, well kept neighborhood. However it isn't far from a busy commercial area (FM 1960) that leads to a freeway in one direction and toward Lake Houston and smaller communities in the other.

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    I found a post from a message board for Waltrip High School in Houston that said that they both grew up in the area known as the Houston Heights. Another post said that the Rentzes were very active at Baptist Temple - "she was my teacher in the Young Married Dept. and they worked with college/career group. He coached sports teams at the church for many years."

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    Omg Not again. This is horrible, just horrible.

    What kind world do we live in.

    Disgusted
    The World Has Gone Mad.


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    How terribly sad this is. I hope they find who did this quickly.

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    I've noticed the victim's name spelled three different ways in various articles, Rita, Reda and Reba??? I think it's supposed to be Reda, so I alerted a mod to change it in the title for me. If anyone knows differently please yell!

    Alpine, I've looked for pictures of them but haven't found any yet.
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    This almost sounds like the obligatory pulling out of a few drawers to make it appear like a botched robbery scenario. I don't know who would have it out for these two elderly folk, but it sure seems like a lot of trouble to go to just to pull out a few drawers. The couple was dead, why not go ahead and finish robbing the house? Why kill them, even if they were caught in the act? They easily could have overpowered them and left. Unless the couple recognized them? That would be reason to kill them. Just throwing stuff out here.

    Investigators are not sure if it was a robbery, said Sgt. Ben Beall with the county’s homicide unit.

    “There was some areas of it that it looks like somebody had gone through some of the drawers, but at this point we’re not sure what if anything is missing,” Beall said Saturday night.
    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-te...ta-6121755.php
    Last edited by Snoods; 03-09-2015 at 07:48 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by al66pine View Post
    Questions, if any has found-:
    -photo of Mr & Mrs R, can you pls copy & paste here?
    - info re MrR's work (retired now, I assume), was it w a stock brokerage?
    ...w or w/out company/employer name?
    - was employer-office in complex close to Houston Galleria or Allen Parkway area?
    Thx in adv.
    Alpine, I see the stock broker connection you are talking about, but I don't know if that's him or not. There is very little out there about them that I can find at this point. Still can't find any photos of them.
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    Two elderly people were beaten with heavy objects in an attack described as extremely brutal by LE makes me think this is someone known to the couple. Nothing taken so someone came expressly for murder. I wonder if this is one of those "follow the money" attacks?

    Not blaming anyone, just a theory.

    JMO, MHO JMHO etc
    Last edited by Sweetgrits; 03-09-2015 at 11:16 PM. Reason: typo

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