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

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  1. Snoods

    Snoods New Member

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    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...ead-in-northeast-harris-county-home/24604241/

    https://www.atascocita.com/messages...812&page=&vpage=0&message_board_category_id=0
     
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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...

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    http://www.click2houston.com/news/elderly-couple-found-dead-at-atascocita-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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    This article says they were "Bludgeoned by a weight"
    http://abc13.com/news/hcso-elderly-couple-found-dead-in-ne-harris-co-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
     
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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.

    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-t...derly-couple-killed-in-Atascocita-6121755.php
     
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    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
     
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    Here is the house they owned, it's a nice middle class house. They don't strike me as rolling the dough with a huge inheritance worth killing for, if anyone is leaning in that direction. Which I'm not. Of course I could be wrong. They seem like a nice, comfortably middle class retired couple, who had settled into a lovely home to spend the rest of their days.

    http://www.arivify.com/property/search/y4rn67AVC
     
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    There are pictures of the Rentzes here:

    http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/di...on+W.+Rentz&lc=2673&pid=174356525&mid=6355408

    Don, 83, was born February 10, 1935 in Houston, TX. He grew up in the Heights and graduated from Reagan High School. He married Reda Locke in 1957 at Baptist Temple.
    He served 2 years in the Navy aboard the U.S.S. Coral Sea. Don worked for A.G. Edwards as a stockbroker for over 30 years. He was an avid sports fan and loved playing golf and watching his favorite Houston teams.
    He was an active member of Second Baptist Church in Houston, then Kingwood and enjoyed working in the children's ministry. Don took great pleasure in playing songs on the piano he learned by ear. He loved spending time with his grandkids, who knew him as Papa.
    He is survived by his daughter Judith Crane, her husband Larry, and grandsons John and Nathan, daughter Susan Halpin and her husband Tim. He was preceded in death by his parents Everett and Alta Rentz.
    A memorial visitation will take place on Friday, March 13th from 10:00am-12:00pm with the funeral service to follow at 12:30pm. Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Frwy.
    Contributions in memory of Don may be made to Mission Northeast or M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
     
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    Make sure you see all their photos on the link that *JMO* posted above.........what a love story......what a beautiful woman she was..and what devotion to family this couple demonstrated throughout the years.

    Damn it damn it damn it that someone did this terrible thing to them.
     
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