SAN ANTONIO – The bodies of a boy in his mid-teens young and a man in his late-40s were found inside a home Wednesday in northwest Bexar County, Sheriff Javier Salazar said.
The bodies were found at a home in the 25800 block of Enchanted Dawn after family members asked BCSO to make a welfare check.
Salazar said the incident is being investigated as a homicide, but he didn’t rule out that it could be a murder-suicide. A gun was found at the home, and both victims had gunshot wounds.
The sheriff said the teenager didn’t live at the home and may have been a runaway.
On Thursday, the Medical Examiner’s office identified the teen as Fernando Salvador Fabela. The M.E. said the man was 48 years old, but they could not release his identity yet.
Salazar wouldn’t say what the relationship was between the two victims. He said the incident was isolated, and there is no threat to the neighborhood which is located west of I-10 and north of Boerne Stage Road.
The community watched as the all-day investigation took over the streets of the neighborhood. A neighbor who lives across the street said he’s never seen such a scene.
“Nothing ever happens in this neighborhood. Everybody behaves to themselves, it’s quiet, nobody’s fighting with each other, it’s always calm, so this is an anomaly for sure,” Eric Rickert said. He went on to recall his only brief encounter with the homeowner of the house in the investigation as “He seemed friendly.”
“He was explaining how he was going to fix up the yard because there was weeds growing in the grass and making improvements and he did… but that is the only time I ever talked to him,” he said.
We’ll have more information as it becomes available.
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