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4 Bodies Found in Texas Home
washingtonpost.com ^ | 08/27/07 | AP

Posted on 08/27/2007 6:37:43 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3

AUSTIN -- Authorities found the bodies of four people in a home northwest of Austin Sunday evening, a sheriff's spokesman said.

Travis County Sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade said the cause of death had not been determined but was believed to be "homicide times four."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bodies; crime; devoe; home; murder; myspace; texas
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1 posted on 08/27/2007 6:37:45 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3
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To: TornadoAlley3
Officers responding to a welfare check found the bodies in the home in a Jonestown subdivision, about 15 miles northwest of Austin

Whoa..that's a bad omen right there!

2 posted on 08/27/2007 6:43:37 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: dawn53

Very strange they cant’ even tell gender they must have been dead a long time!

It seems when ever illigals are involved the reports are always fuzzy!

I wonder if these are illigals?


3 posted on 08/27/2007 6:47:23 AM PDT by restornu (Elevate Your Thoughts!)
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To: dawn53
the local paper has a story on this, but you have to register to access the full article.
4 posted on 08/27/2007 6:47:47 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Life was better when cigarette companies could advertise and lawyers could not..)
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To: TornadoAlley3
"a subdivision with large lots, lot of trees, in the hills between Lago Vista and Jonestown. It's got some high-dollar houses up in here. It's all houses in among the cedar trees of northwestern Travis County."

You'd better have a "General Purpose" Rifle and/or handgun in such an area, as the Sheriff is only available in time in such areas to check on the temperature of your cold dead hands.

Frankly, I think this is where Rootie actually does understand the difference in gun control in NYC and rural Texas.

5 posted on 08/27/2007 6:54:45 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Good grief! This is the community I can see from my window across Lake Travis! Getting a little too close to home. Hope they give us more information soon. If it’s a drug thing, I think I won’t worry as much.


6 posted on 08/27/2007 6:55:37 AM PDT by basil (Support the Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: basil
-unless the drug dealers or cops are dyslexic and get YOUR house by mistake.
7 posted on 08/27/2007 6:57:44 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Loud Mime

from your link

The suspect, Paul G. Devoe III, 43, is accused of shooting and killing a bartender in Marble Falls on Friday night.

Officers responding to a shooting call at 8 p.m. at O’Neills Sports Tavern on Main Street found Michael Jay Allred, 41, dead with a bullet wound to his chest, according to the Marble Falls Police Department.

There may be some evidence to connect Devoe and the Jonestown-area victims, Wade said, but he was not ready to release that information.


8 posted on 08/27/2007 6:58:10 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last.”)
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To: restornu
From: Austin American Statesman Article



Four bodies were discovered in a Jonestown-area house Sunday evening, officials with the Travis County sheriff's office said. They are investigating it as a homicide. The suspect might be a man believed to responsible for a recent killing in Marble Falls, spokesman Roger Wade said.

SWAT teams, Texas Rangers and detectives were investigating at a house in the 8900 block of Hobby Lane, Wade said.

Travis County sheriff's department crews set up a command post near the scene of a quadruple homicide Sunday night.

4 bodies found in Jonestown-area home

The suspect, Paul G. Devoe III, 43, is accused of shooting and killing a bartender in Marble Falls on Friday night.

Officers responding to a shooting call at 8 p.m. at O'Neills Sports Tavern on Main Street found Michael Jay Allred, 41, dead with a bullet wound to his chest, according to the Marble Falls Police Department.

There may be some evidence to connect Devoe and the Jonestown-area victims, Wade said, but he was not ready to release that information.

The victims were pronounced dead at 8:36 p.m., Wade said.

Medical examiners have determined a manner of death but have not released that information.

Police roped off the street, which is in a rural subdivision off RM 1431 in Northeast Travis County.

Officials did not identify the victims.

A white 2001 Saturn station wagon with the Texas plate number Y43-ZWV is missing, officials said. The vehicle is registered to Paula Griffith.

Wade said officials did not know precisely how the victims died, or when. He said the bodies were discovered after Jonestown police received a call from a family member requesting that officers check on loved ones who might be at the house. After some confusion over the address, Travis County sheriff's officers found the bodies.

I know this will dissapoint many FReepers but it appears he is not an illegal (not a hispanic illegal anyway)

9 posted on 08/27/2007 6:59:28 AM PDT by SubGeniusX ($29.95 Guarantees Your Salvation!!! Or TRIPLE Your Money Back!!!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

This will be quite a disappointment to some. Early results indicating no link to illegal immigration.

Drug crimes among citizens are so last century.


10 posted on 08/27/2007 7:00:16 AM PDT by dmz
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To: basil

Too close, but they would still have to drive way around Mansfield dam to get to you!


11 posted on 08/27/2007 7:00:55 AM PDT by twntaipan (Who needs jihad when you have the dhimmicrats?)
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To: SubGeniusX

Police say Paul G. Devoe III is at large and was last seen driving southbound on Highway 281.

12 posted on 08/27/2007 7:01:02 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: SubGeniusX

No names of the victims yet? My niece and her husband live somewhere in that area.


13 posted on 08/27/2007 7:02:52 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: SubGeniusX

Sorry you feel we would be disappoited when so many vague or fuzzy reports causes one to wonder why not tell story instead of this drips and drabs.


14 posted on 08/27/2007 7:04:44 AM PDT by restornu (Elevate Your Thoughts!)
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To: Ditter

http://crimeblog.us/

Interesting details here.

The Austin American-Statesman reported Monday that a vehicle was missing from the home in Jonestown where the mass murder took place. The white 2001 Saturn Station Wagon with Texas plate Y43-ZWV (one report gives the number as Y43-2WV) was registered to 46-year-old Paula M. Griffith of 8903 Hobby Lane.hayliemarie.JPG

Early Monday morning, no media outlet had reported the names of the deceased in the home Jonestown. It was not known for certain if Paula Marie Griffith or either of her children — 15-year-old Haylie Marie Faulkner and 29-year-old Jonathon Griffith — were among the dead.

A clue as to why Devoe was a suspect in the Jonestown murders could perhaps be found among Devoe’s friends on his MySpace profile, www.myspace.com/wolf42yr. Clicking on the thumbnail of a screen capture of Devoe’s friends page revealed that among the mostly adult, buxom women found there was 15-year-old Haylie Marie Faulkner, Paula Griffith’s youngest child.


15 posted on 08/27/2007 7:06:05 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

and Harry Reid asks the pertinent question; “How can we tie this in to the Gonzales resignation”?

C’mon Jessie/Al, we can do this!

<S


16 posted on 08/27/2007 7:06:33 AM PDT by Chuck54
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To: stinkerpot65; dmz
Oh ... geez ...

he's not even a "minority" ...

max post count on this thread is 75 because of this ...

17 posted on 08/27/2007 7:06:45 AM PDT by SubGeniusX ($29.95 Guarantees Your Salvation!!! Or TRIPLE Your Money Back!!!)
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To: dawn53; TornadoAlley3

Maybe they had a Koolaid party.


18 posted on 08/27/2007 7:09:12 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: stinkerpot65

His myspace:

http://www.myspace.com/wolf42yr

Myspace of 15 year old friend who lives at the murder scene:

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=28308057


19 posted on 08/27/2007 7:10:00 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: stinkerpot65

crimeblog .. is a great source ... the “community” there really does a great job ...


20 posted on 08/27/2007 7:10:21 AM PDT by SubGeniusX ($29.95 Guarantees Your Salvation!!! Or TRIPLE Your Money Back!!!)
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To: SubGeniusX

Amazing how they can come up with more info than a newspaper with a full time staff.


21 posted on 08/27/2007 7:12:24 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: restornu
Sorry you feel we would be disappoited when so many vague or fuzzy reports causes one to wonder why not tell story instead of this drips and drabs.

While it would no doubt be splendid for all breaking news stories to be presented right from the start with all of the important facts on top ... that's just not gonna ever be the case.

Perhaps a bit of patience on your part would have helped you avoid looking silly.

22 posted on 08/27/2007 7:16:39 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: stinkerpot65

Thanks for the link. The street where the 4 victims were found is not the street where my niece lives.


23 posted on 08/27/2007 7:17:56 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: r9etb

No excuse for not knowing gender!


24 posted on 08/27/2007 7:20:43 AM PDT by restornu (Elevate Your Thoughts!)
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Guess I am just use to real reporters from long ago before all this advance communications


25 posted on 08/27/2007 7:22:53 AM PDT by restornu (Elevate Your Thoughts!)
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To: restornu

A spokesman not having — or releasing — that information so early on, is no big deal.


26 posted on 08/27/2007 7:25:15 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: restornu
From the article the spokesperson for the department didn't have all the facts at the time he was speaking with the news reporter...... That can be understood as the event was breaking and details weren't complete. At some point this info will become available to him and will be released.

The people were pronounced dead at about 8:30 p.m. Wade did not have information on the identities, age or gender of the dead. He said it has not been determined when the people died.

27 posted on 08/27/2007 7:32:14 AM PDT by deport (>>>--Keep your powder dry--<<< [ Meanwhile:-- Cue Spooky Music--])
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To: twntaipan

Actually, it’s just over 27 miles from my house, and that’s going around the lake. You’re correct though, in that they would have to cross the dam to get to my neighborhood.


28 posted on 08/27/2007 7:46:48 AM PDT by basil (Support the Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: SubGeniusX

“I know this will dissapoint many FReepers but it appears he is not an illegal (not a hispanic illegal anyway)”

Well...... Maybe he was distraught after losing his job to illegals.


30 posted on 08/27/2007 8:13:42 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: basil; txflake

That is about halfway from txflake to my home. I heard about this on KLBJ today.


31 posted on 08/27/2007 8:45:41 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The measure of a country is not how many people are wanting to come in, but how many want to leave.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I’m thinking that the perp had an illegal relationship with the underage (15 yr old) girl. I don’t know how the bartender in Marble Falls fits in, though—


32 posted on 08/27/2007 8:53:44 AM PDT by basil (Support the Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: Arrowhead1952
About a mile from here as the crow flies.

And you could hide out in Trails End for a long time.

This is horrible.

33 posted on 08/27/2007 8:57:17 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: Arrowhead1952; basil
From KXAN's site:

The manhunt continues Monday morning for a man suspected of murdering up to five people in Central Texas. Investigators are on the scene of a quadruple murder in Jonestown.

Four bodies were found inside a home in the 8900 block of Hobby Lane on Sunday.

Investigators confirmed Paul Devoe, the man wanted in the Marble Falls shooting on Friday, is a suspect in the Jonestown incident. Devoe is accused of killing bartender Mike Allred.

The initial call came in as a welfare check of the house Sunday afternoon. That's when the four bodies were discovered.

Authorities also said a white Saturn is missing from the driveway. They believe Devoe is driving the missing car, which is a white 2001 Saturn, Texas plate Y43ZWV.

The suspect's vehicle is a 2001 white Saturn station wagon with the license plate number Y43ZWV.

34 posted on 08/27/2007 9:14:13 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: txflake; basil

I thought it was closer to Lago by Google maps. Looks like it is just off of Reed Parks Road.


35 posted on 08/27/2007 9:21:17 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The measure of a country is not how many people are wanting to come in, but how many want to leave.)
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To: txflake

That is too close for comfort. Wonder if this is a drug deal gone bad?


36 posted on 08/27/2007 9:23:16 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The measure of a country is not how many people are wanting to come in, but how many want to leave.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Bttt


37 posted on 08/27/2007 9:25:22 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Arrowhead1952
Yeah, Hobby is at the top of the hill, you turn left at Grandview.

Sounds like a drug deal gone bad including a situation with an underage. I hope that poor girl wasn't one.

DeVoe could be all the way to the East coast by now.

38 posted on 08/27/2007 9:29:20 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: sam_paine
Frankly, I think this is where Rootie actually does understand the difference in gun control in NYC and rural Texas.

Yes, but you can't pass laws on a national level stating that rural Texans can own guns, but not people in NYC...and since the national laws ALL tend toward the more restrictive, this Texan (not rural, either) ain't voting for that cross-dresser. Nor is this Texan voting for Romney.

39 posted on 08/27/2007 9:29:26 AM PDT by Ancesthntr
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To: Arrowhead1952

BTW, Reed Road is in the LVISD.


40 posted on 08/27/2007 9:31:47 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: sam_paine

“Rootie?”
This Rootie?
http://www.animationarchive.org/pics/rootie01-big.jpg


41 posted on 08/27/2007 9:39:01 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: basil

Maybe he was supposed to meet her at the bar. He asks the bartender if he has seen her. Bartender gets suspicious of him meeting an underage girl. He panics and kills the bartender. Then decides he has to get rid of the family as well.


42 posted on 08/27/2007 9:40:28 AM PDT by DrewsDad (PIERCE the EARMARKS)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
“Rootie?”

It's a counter-flaming trick I use.

If you use "Jorge" or "Rootie" in a pro-Dubya or pro-Rudy post, then the knee-jerks pass right on by, since they don't read anything, just flame.

And yes, by throwing their hats in, Rootie has indeed joined the circus!

43 posted on 08/27/2007 10:03:16 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: txflake
Yes it is in LVISD. Easy Street is the cutoff. BTW, did you hear about the guy in Williamson county that was sentenced to 50 years for sexually abusing and impregnating his stepdaughter? How sick can a person be than do that to his stepdaughter?
44 posted on 08/27/2007 10:23:13 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The measure of a country is not how many people are wanting to come in, but how many want to leave.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I’ll run up to the Conoco in a while to get the story.


45 posted on 08/27/2007 10:31:58 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: txflake

I have a fellow guardsman who is a deputy in this area. I may email him tomorrow and see what he knows about this incident.


46 posted on 08/27/2007 11:34:47 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The measure of a country is not how many people are wanting to come in, but how many want to leave.)
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To: DrewsDad

Exactly my thought—unless the bartender was boinking her too.


47 posted on 08/27/2007 11:35:52 AM PDT by basil (Support the Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: Arrowhead1952
Suspect arrested in quadruple homicide 01:35 PM CDT on Monday, August 27, 2007 By QUITA CULPEPPER

KVUE News

A Travis County Sheriff's Department spokesperson says Paul Devoe was arrested Monday afternoon at a friend's home in Shirley, NY. Authorities say they also recovered a weapon in the arrest that they say may be the murder weapon.

Four bodies were found inside a home in Jonestown Sunday night, and authorities say those killings may be tied to other crimes.

Jonestown police responded to the home Sunday after receiving a call from a concerned relative.

Officers spent the night and the early hours of the morning dusting for fingerprints and searching for other clues in and around the house where the four bodies were found.

Devoe is also accused of shooting and killing a bartender in Marble Falls Friday night.

According to a release from the Llano County Sheriff's Department, Devoe is also accused of holding a gun to a woman's head Thursday night and firing several shots in her home. She was able to escape and told investigators Devoe had been living on her property while doing some carpentry work.

"The medical examiner's office I understand is finishing up their examination of the bodies as we speak. Once they do that, we'll be able to release more information about the victims," said Roger Wade, Travis County Sheriff's Office.

Also Online Police find 4 slain in Jonestown (08/26)

Police after suspect in Marble Falls fatal shooting (08/25) So far investigators are not revealing the relationship between Devoe and the four victims, how they died or if a weapon was found at the scene.

The names of the deceased have also not been released.

48 posted on 08/27/2007 12:06:47 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Arrowhead1952

I drove to Jtown, and here’s the sketch: The mother, daughter and respective boyfriends are the victims. One person seemed to think the daughter was Devoe’s own child.
Travis County mentioned this is the worst since the yogurt shop murders - poor people. Definitely will be contributing to any jars they place around.


49 posted on 08/27/2007 2:17:52 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txflake

I guess he drove to Albany, NY with the weapon?


50 posted on 08/27/2007 4:09:45 PM PDT by twntaipan (Who needs jihad when you have the dhimmicrats?)
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