6 Found Dead in Campsite Massacre

Guy who lived next door is the main suspect
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 16, 2015 5:22 PM CST

(Newser) – Six people were killed at a Texas campsite and a suspect has been arrested and charged in the weekend homicides, authorities said Monday. Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor says the bodies were found in rural Anderson County, southeast of Dallas. William Hudson, 33, is charged with one murder count and is being held on $2.5 million bond. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney who could comment on the allegations; WAFB reports that Hudson is not cooperating with investigators. Authorities have not yet revealed a motive for the slayings or said how the people were killed, but Taylor says it wasn't about drugs, the Palestine Herald reports.

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Apparently shots were heard on the property between 4am and 5am Sunday, and an injured female—the only survivor—called police about the attack. The bodies of a man and a woman were found in a travel trailer at the campsite, which is next to the suspect's residence. Four males initially thought missing were found dead Monday afternoon in a pond on the suspect's property. The victims are all from two families and related to one another, Taylor says, but aren't related to Hudson. None were local and some came from as far as Florida, New York, and California. Rain today has hampered investigators at the crime scene, which Taylor says is "quite large. It includes the area with the travel trailer to the land with the house and pond and another residence west of there." (Read more massacre stories.)

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