WALLER, Texas (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 22-year-old man whose parents and brother were found dead in their East Texas home.
Trey Sesler was taken into custody around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
After fielding calls from concerned family members, authorities said, they went to a home about 1 p.m. Tuesday in Waller. Police officers found the bodies of three people who appeared to have been killed by shots from a high-powered rifle, authorities said.
“This was a scene that had a lot of violence,” Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith said, according to the Houston Chronicle. “The house was ransacked.”
Waller Police Chief Phil Rehak described the home to KHOU-TV as “a horrific scene.”
“A family was murdered here,” Rehak said.
The victims were identified as Lawton Ray Sesler, Rhonda Wyse Sesler and 26-year-old son Mark Alan Sesler.
Smith said the Seslers’ relatives were worried because they hadn’t heard from the family and thought something might be wrong.
“They understood there had been some kind of disturbance maybe at the house,” Smith said, according to the Chronicle.
He described the evidence linking Trey Sesler to the shootings as “pretty obvious,” but did not elaborate.
Waller is located about 40 miles northwest of Houston.
Trey Sesler maintained an active YouTube account on which he posted reviews of Japanese animation in which he called himself “Mr. Anime.” Some of his videos had more than 2,000 views. In his latest video posted one week ago, Sesler said he had found a new job, but would keep up with his reviews.
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