DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(010120)-ROBERT DUNCAN HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION

MIDLAND COUNTY/MIDLAND, TEXAS/JANUARY 1, 2020-ON DECEMBER 30TH, 2019 AT APPROXIMATELY 4:00PM, MIDLAND COUNTY DEPUTIES WITH THE MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECEIVED INFORMATION THAT ROBERT DUNCAN, WHO WAS REPORTED MISSING, COULD POSSIBLY BE IN THE AREA OF COUNTY ROAD 1230 AND COUNTY ROAD 120 IN MIDLAND COUNTY. DEPUTIES ALONG WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, MIDLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE BEGAN A SEARCH. ON DECEMBER 31ST, 2019- AT APPROXIMATELY 3:30PM, THE INVESTIGATION LED THE SEARCH TEAM TO THE DECEASED BODY OF THE MISSING PERSON. DURING THE INVESTIGATION, 3 SEARCH WARRANTS WERE OBTAINED AND EXECUTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE HOMICIDE. THE FOLLOWING SUSPECTS WERE ARRESTED AND CHARGED IN CONNECTION TO THE HOMICIDE: TERRY WEST, 17 YEARS OF AGE-CAPITAL MURDER ZYDEN HAYES, 18 YEARS OF AGE-CAPITAL MURDER ROGELIO CADENA, 18 YEARS OF AGE-MURDER ROGELIO VASQUEZ, 18 YEARS OF AGE-TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE JOHN HAYES, 17 YEARS OF AGE-INTERFERING WITH PUBLIC DUTIES ON JANUARY 1, 2020, MIDLAND POLICE CHIEF HERMAN RELEASED A STATEMENT REGARDING THE ROBERT DUNCAN INVESTIGATION. Statement from Chief Herman: “Once the Midland Police Department took the report on Sunday, December 29, 2019, an investigation was immediately initiated. MPD officers conducted follow up by contacting associates and searching locations throughout the city and county – exhausting all efforts until one of the associates contacted the Midland County Sheriff’s Office the following day to admit that he gave false information to our Sergeant. During that time the associate provided a location that was in the county. At that time the investigation was turned over to the MCSO and we continued to assist the MCSO in the search. At no time did we stop our investigative efforts.” NEXT OF KIN HAS BEEN NOTIFIED. THE INVESTIGATION IS STILL ON GOING. THIS IS DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS.

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Author: Danny Barrera