Murder scene investigation almost complete -, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Murder scene investigation almost complete

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Man arrested for stealing tip jar

    Man arrested for stealing tip jar

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:34:32 GMT
    Timothy Banthongsack was arrested in the below case last night. From: Whitley-Banks, Phyllis Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:09 AM To: Whitley-Banks, Phyllis Subject:   22-14-008228  RobberyMore >>
    Timothy Banthongsack was arrested Tuesday evening for snatching the tip jar at Carrol's Meats on Philema Road.
    More >>
  • What you need to know before riding an ATV

    What you need to know before riding an ATV

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:50:06 GMT
    A safety warning following four ATV deaths in Georgia this week.      A man died in Liberty County when his 4 wheeler crashed into a tree.  A woman and her two young grandsons died in Walker County whenMore >>
    A safety warning was issued following four ATV deaths in Georgia this week.   Experts say you should not operate ATV's on public roads. You should wear proper gear such as gloves, goggles,  and most importantly a Department of Transportation helmet.More >>
  • Daycare providers face deadline

    Daycare providers face deadline

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:15:14 GMT
    The close of business today is the registration deadline for Bright from the Start. The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) has posted application packages for new and returning providersMore >>
    The close of business today is the registration deadline for Bright from the Start. The purpose of the program is to prepare children for success in Kindergarten and later school years. Programs are offered at local public schools or through private providers of preschool services.More >>

November 11, 2004

Colquitt County-- Thursday, investigators wrapped up their work at the home where Jaime and Tina Resendez, their 3-year-old son, Juan, Tina's mother, Betty Watts, and an unidentified housekeeper were murdered Monday.

They spent the last three days covering the crime scene with a fine-tooth comb, but say the killers knew how to do their jobs without leaving a trace.

Family members have arrived at the house to go through their loved ones' belongings. Authorities have not yet released to property, and crime tape is still in place.

"We've about wrapped things up, and the home will be turned back over to the owners sometime today," said Colquitt County Sheriff Al Whittington.

Investigators took a final walk through the house Thursday morning, making sure that no evidence was left behind. Whittington says final autopsy results probably won't be ready until Monday, but he will say that Jaime Resendez had multiple wounds, indicating that he probably tried to fight off the killer or killers.

"Some of the wounds appeared to perhaps have been defensive, or trying to ward off his attacker," said the sheriff. The murders were undoubtedly a professional hit, probably brought on by Jaime and his wife's drug involvement.

The couple was arrested in the Berrien County's largest drug bust last year, and gave up information on their supplier. "There's a strong possibility that what's taken place, their drug charges lodged against those individuals, and we feel that they were perhaps still in the drug business."

 Investigators are following between 20 and 30 leads, but Whittington says the killers left nothing behind to connect them to the murders. Bullet casings have been recovered, so investigators know what type of weapon was used, but we may never know exactly when the shootings happened, or in what order the victims were shot. "We've got the time of day narrowed down, but there's no way to know exactly," said Whittington.

The Berrien County drug bust last year had connection to the Houston Texas area, and the information the Resendez' gave up lead to more arrests.

Tina Resendez, her son, three-year-old Juan, and her mother, Betty Watts will be remembered at a service Friday at 11:00AM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Moultrie.

Investigators still have not identified the housekeeper who was killed. They hope to release her name by late Friday.

posted at 6:45PM by

Powered by WorldNow