Texas Campsite Killings: ‘Suspect’ Held After Six Campers Are Found Dead

Texas campsite killings: Suspect Held After 6 Campers Are Found Dead
Texas campsite killings: Suspect Held After 6 Campers Are Found Dead

Six people were killed at a campsite in rural Texas over the weekend, the Associated Press reports.

The bodies of all six victims were found Sunday on private property in Anderson County. They were members of two different families visiting from out of the area and staying in a travel trailer belonging to one of the victims.

Five victims were male and one was a female. There is also one female survivor.

Three of the victims have been identified as Carl Johnson, Hannah Johnson and Thomas Kamp. Kamp owned the property where the families were staying.

The suspect, identified as William Hudson, owns property next to where the bodies were found. Hudson has been charged with one count of murder and is being held on a $2.5 million bond.

Four of the bodies were pulled from a pond behind Hudson’s house.

Hudson is not related to the victims, and there is no known motive at this time for the murders.

According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, this is the largest homicide case in Anderson County history. Additional charges are expected.

The Texas Rangers, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and Palestine Police Department are assisting in the investigation.

Hudson’s record includes a previous arrest on an assault charge.

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