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3 bodies found in Escapees Park

The bodies of Michael, Deborah and Anthony Nuncio were found in a residence on the 100 block of West Dove Street, which is located in Escapees Park, on Saturday. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Rangers Company A and ATF are investigating the deaths. (Jason Chlapek Photo)The bodies of Michael, Deborah and Anthony Nuncio were found in a residence on the 100 block of West Dove Street, which is located in Escapees Park, on Saturday. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Rangers Company A and ATF are investigating the deaths. (Jason Chlapek Photo)

From the Polk County Sheriff’s Office

LIVINGSTON — Three people are dead after their bodies were discovered over the weekend.

The bodies of Michael, Deborah and Anthony Nuncio were found in a residence on the 100 block of West Dove Street, which is located in Escapees Park, on Saturday.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was requested to conduct a welfare concern on the parents of the caller, because she had not been able to make contact with them for two days.

A deputy arrived on scene and soon after requested assistance at that location. After obtaining a search warrant for the residence, investigators from the PCSO along with Texas Rangers from Company-A, re-entered the residence and began the investigation into the deaths of the Nuncios family.

Upon entry, Investigators observed items in the residence and an adjacent building that caused concerns of possible explosive devices at that location. Agents from ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Fire Arms) were requested to assist with the investigation to identify items found at the scene.

Unable to identify, agents detonated the object with a small explosive charge. After both structures were deemed safe to re-enter, investigators continued their investigation and discovered who they believed to be Michael Nuncios, his wife Debra Nuncios and their adult son Anthony Nuncios.

After talking with the daughter and neighbors, it is believed the bodies had been there since Thursday. An inquest was conducted by Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Robert Johnson, who ordered the bodies transported to the Harris County Forensics Lab.

The PCSO will be looking for confirmation of the findings from the medical examiner’s office on cause of death, how long the bodies have been deceased, and confirmation of the identities.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said via press release it is not looking for suspects in connection with the deaths nor are there hazards to the community surrounding these deaths.

Those with information concerning the deaths are asked to contact Captain Rickie Childers of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810.

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