Cameron Dorsey arrested, questioned in Houston pastor's murder

Pastor Vincent Dorsey, daughter found dead after house fire

Published On: Nov 12 2012 05:17:44 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 12 2012 05:35:45 AM CST
HOUSTON -

A man was arrested Sunday and questioned by police regarding the death of an 89-year-old southeast Houston pastor and the pastor's 61-year-old daughter, who was visiting from California, KSAT sister station KPRC in Houston reported.

Police said Cameron Dorsey, 20, became a "person of interest" after he was seen leaving his grandfather's house shortly before the bodies were discovered.

On Thursday, Houston firefighters discovered the bodies of Vincent Dorsey and his daughter, Barbara Ann Dorsey Alexander, after the home caught fire. Police said they later determined both victims suffered from "blunt force trauma."

Detectives said Cameron Dorsey had been living with his grandfather after his release from jail, where he served time for theft. However, detectives said Dorsey had asked his grandson to move out. Police said the home also appeared to have been ransacked.

On Sunday a neighbor, who asked not to be identified, spotted a man trying to get inside the Jesus Christ Holy Temple Church where Dorsey was the pastor.

"I had a feeling that was Cameron Dorsey," the neighbor told KPRC. "I said, 'yeah, that got be Cameron Dorsey.'"

The neighbor then dialed 911 and police arrested Dorsey a short time later.

"I'm glad I got a chance to get him off the streets, because I was praying they would hurry up and get him off the streets," the neighbor said.

Dorsey has been charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Police said detectives are still questioning him about the murders.

The murders have devastated the small community where Dorsey was a fixture and loved by many.

"He was a good man, every time he would give us work, he would pay us or feed us," said Treyvon Momon. "Every time he was here was a good day."

Police said the pastor's wife, who suffers from dementia, was also home at the time of the murders, but was asleep. Police said she was not hurt.