Victims identified, son charged in double homicide

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by KVUE News

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Posted on May 24, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 2 at 1:29 PM

ELGIN, Texas -- Travis County officials have identified the victims discovered Friday afternoon at 23006 Hog Eye Road near Elgin.

Deputies arrived at the home around 2:30 p.m. after a person called the sheriff's office and said they were checking on their neighbor and found the bodies. 

According to a news release from the Travis County Sheriff's Office, the couple has been identified as Kenneth Payne, 60, and Phyllis Payne, 62. Both had suffered gunshot wounds, and detectives are treating the case as a double homicide.

Phyllis Payne's son, 41-year-old Carlos Whitcomb, was arrested Saturday and charged with capital murder. Authorities say he lived with the victims.

So far authorities say they do not have a motive for the killings.

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