What started as a fire investigation in Burnet County Wednesday night turned into the hunt for suspects in a double murder. Firefighters responded to a call about a fire at a home near Spicewood and found 42-year-old Dorrina Reese and 30-year-old Thomas Wells dead inside. Officials say they had been shot to death.
"They (law enforcement) put together an investigation very efficiently, very quickly and arrested two defendants, actually three defendants, but two that were primarily responsible for the deaths of the victims," District Attorney Wiley "Sonny" McAfee told FOX 7 on Friday.
Gregory Mark Currie, 30, and Juston Curbow, 34, have been charged with capital murder. Melissa Frink, 33, was also arrested and charged with tampering with evidence.
Sheriff Smith says they were able to arrest the three suspects after one of them showed up in this neighborhood Thursday, pretending like he was about to do maintenance on a vacant home. Investigators on the scene got suspicious and starting questioning him.
"He was looking down at all the law enforcement presence that was at the scene and back and forth. Just so happened that the door he was knocking on, pretending he was knocking on, was a vacant house," Smith said.
Investigators also had the description of one of the suspect's vehicles after a disturbance was reported at the home before the fire broke out.
"The people that had been involved with the disturbance had already left when the deputies got there, but there was a description of the vehicle provided that they left in and ultimately that disturbance was part of what led to the individual coming back there and getting into a confrontation with the deceased."
Officials say the murder weapon has been recovered. They are not looking for any other suspects. No word on the motive.