Texas police arrest man in connection with dismembering of 3 bodies

Texas police arrest man in connection with dismembering of 3 bodies
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Police in Fort Worth, Texas, arrested a man in connection with the dismembering of three bodies that were found in a burning dumpster last week.

Jason Alan Thornburg, 41, has been arrested and charged with capital murder of multiple persons, a Fort Worth Police Department spokesperson told The Hill on Tuesday.

Police have scheduled a press conference for Tuesday afternoon to provide more details on the arrest.

The police department said officers first responded to a report of a dumpster fire behind a business on Sept. 22 and discovered three bodies after firefighters extinguished the flames. The bodies were heavily burned and dismembered, and some body parts were “unaccounted for,” police said.

Police said the bodies appeared to be that of a man, a child and a teenage girl or adult woman. The man was identified Friday as 42-year-old David Lueras, who had ties to the Fort Worth area, according to police.