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Published on November 29, 2023
Sisters Slain in North Texas Home, Suspect in Custody as Farmers Branch Grapples with GriefSource: Google Street View

In a grim start to the holiday season, two sisters were found dead in a home in Farmers Branch, North Texas, setting off a ripple of shock and unanswered questions. Police have apprehended a suspect linked to the homicides of Catalina Valdez Andrade, 47, and Merced Andrade Bailon, 43. The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the discovery of the bodies early Friday in the 13200 block of Castleton Place, as reported by The Dallas Morning News.

The Farmers Branch Police Department remained tight-lipped about the details of the arrest, revealing only that a suspect was taken into custody on the day of the tragic discovery. The authorities have yet to disclose the specifics surrounding the manner of death, aside from classifying it as a homicide. Police spokesperson Steven Rutherford commented on "an incident that resulted in the loss of two lives,” but declined further elaboration on what led to the taking into custody of the unnamed suspect, per The Dallas Morning News.

Both local and regional media have been following the case closely, pressing for details to shed light on the sad incident that marred the post-Thanksgiving peace. While the suspect's identity and any potential charges remain undisclosed, the police maintain that their investigation is ongoing, as per Fort Worth Star-Telegram.