During the initial investigation the cause of death had not been determined yet the Robbery Homicide Section continued to diligently investigate the case. On April 26, 2022, the Medical Examiner’s Office found that the cause of death was by gun shot. As Robbery Homicide investigated, they received information that the offender was 39-year-old Robert Thompson. The detectives were able to secure a warrant of arrest for Murder with a $1,000,000.00 bond. The Narcotics Vice Section along with the Gang Unit responded to Robert Thompsons residence, placed him into custody, and transported him to the City Detention Center for booking.
On April 25, 2022 at approximately 5:49pm officers responded to an unresponsive male in the area of 900 NAS drive. Officers arrived and located an adult male deceased in the wooded area. Detectives and our Crime Scene Investigators processed the scene and the deceased male was taken to the medical examiners office. Detectives are still investigating to determine the cause of death.
Today Directed Patrol Officers, Crime Scene Investigators, Code Enforcement, Developmental Services and the property owner are in the area working together to determine the best way to clean the property.
There has been social media post stating that numerous bodies are being removed from that location. That information is NOT TRUE, there are no other bodies being removed from that location.
Detectives are still investigating and if you have any information about the death investigation of the adult male you are asked to call 361-886-2840 or call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-TIPS.