After three days of investigation, New Braunfels police believe a man found dead Friday night in his home on the 1000 block of Larkspur Drive had been murdered.
Ted Koclanes, 48, was found alone. Police said no one else lived in the home and there was no clear indication of a break-in.
“The house seemed to be in normal condition,” said NBPD Lt. John Wells. “There weren't any signs of any other type of crime that had been committed, but those are some different things we're trying to piece together as far as the whole picture.”
Police went to the house Friday to conduct a welfare check after Koclanes' brother from San Antonio called NBPD saying he had not been able to reach the victim for several days.
New Braunfels police would not release information Monday about how the victim died, whether there were obvious signs of trauma, or why they believe this was murder.
An autopsy is being performed. “We're looking for anyone in the public who may have seen this gentleman out around town that day, someone who knows him and had contact with him, or maybe who doesn’t know yet,” said Wells.
Koclanes’ friend, Kirk Greebon, was one such person Monday. He had heard only heard bits and pieces of what happened and went to Koclanes’ house to try to find out more.
“Ted was very honorable, respectful, a man of integrity. I’ve known him long enough to know that,” Greebon said. “If there was anyone I never thought this would happen to, it was Ted. He wasn’t involved in anything shady.”
Greeon said Koclanes was a realtor in New Braunfels.
Comal County Crimestoppers is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case.
The reward is valid through August 14. Anyone with any information in this case is urged to call 830-620-TIPS.