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Juvenile arrested for the East Bernard double homicide

Here’s an update to the double homicide that occurred on Oct. 15, 2021 in East Bernard.

On Friday, Oct. 15, just before midnight, deputies with the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in reference to a residential burglary at 16320 FM 1164 in East Bernard.

Upon making scene, law enforcement discovered 34-year-old John Vasquez Jr. and 35-year-old Blanca Vasquez were deceased and it was apparent that both victims had been shot.


Both victims were pronounced dead.

Though the WCSO told The County Gin they had a suspect in mind, no immediate arrests were made.

Two months after that deadly shooting, the investigation led to an arrest.


On Friday, Dec. 17, at or around 11:47 a.m., members of the WCSO and Texas Rangers arrested a juvenile male subject for his connection to the double homicide.

The office could not release any further information due to the suspect’s age, but did say, “Additional details will be released as they become available.”

The County Gin will continue to closely follow this case and will report when information becomes publicly available.

Jessica Hartmanhttps://www.thecountygin.com
Jessica Hartman is the publisher of The County Gin and a realistic dreamer with creative expression. She can be reached at jessica@thecountygin.com or (979) 533-0122, but careful — she's a talker.

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