The police believe that the remains of Rayshawn Hudson, Mayan Rivera and their son, Rayshawn Jr. were found.
Charred skeletons have been found in a Texas ranch, are assumed to belong to a man, his wife and their 5-year-old son — who have been missing for a week, police said.
Robert Satterfield, 36, was charged with murder in connection with their death, the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office said. The police got tips with regard to the missing family of three before meeting with Satterfield.
Satterfield, who was already in custody in the neighboring Fort Bend County, led officials to the site where authorities said someone tried to burn the bodies. The police said that the charges may be upgraded to capital murder. The police did not immediately say why Satterfield was already in custody.
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“It is of the opinion remains the same (Rayshawn) Hudson, (Maya) Rivera, and their child,” police said in a press release. “The remains are, at this point, non-identifiable if there had been an attempted removal of the bodies by burning them.”
Robert Satterfield was charged with murder for their deaths.
(Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office )
Satterfield was discovered on Thursday, driving in a car from the Mayan Rivera, 24, who was missing and last seen on 10 June. She and her boyfriend Rayshawn Hudson, 28, and their son, Rayshawn Jr, 5, were reported missing last week. The family lived in Angleton, just south of Houston.
Rivera’s mother reported the family missing on June 10 after they came not for Rayshawn’s birthday party in a park near their home, the Houston Chronicle.
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“My heart hurts so deeply. But I can find a sense of peace knowing all 3 of them are now together with God,” Rivera wrote on her Facebook page. “I wonder why? If she was alone. … but that does no good. It will not change anything.”
Satterfield continued to be held in the Fort Bend County jail on a $305,000 bond. It was not immediately clear whether he has a lawyer. Authorities have not released a possible motive.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.