DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(042518) – BODY FOUND IN BEE INFESTED RV

ECTOR COUNTY/ODESSA, TEXAS/APRIL 25, 2018 – ECTOR COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO AN AMBULANCE RUN IN THE 13500 BLOCK OF SOUTH BONANZA IN SOUTH ECTOR COUNTY, WHERE A DECEASED BODY WAS FOUND IN AN RV. PARAMEDICS ON THE SCENE ADVISED THAT THE RV WAS SWARMING WITH BEES AN COULD NOT STAY INSIDE THE TRAILER. (RONALD SCOTT, BROTHER OF DECEASED) “RECENTLY, THEY’VE BEEN KIND’VE AGGRESSIVE AND GOING AFTER HIM. I THINK LAST WEEK HE GOT STUNG A FEW TIMES. ON YESTERDAY EVIDENTLY, THE BEST WE KNOW, IS THAT, HE WENT AND OPENED THE GATE, WHICH EVIDENTLY STIRRED UP THE BEES, FOLLOWED HIM BACK TO HIS CAMPER. HE WENT INTO HIS CAMPER TRAILER, AND I GUESS THEY FOLLOWED HIM IN. THE DOOR WAS OPEN. HE WAS SUCCOMED TO HUNDREDS OF BITES. A BEE EXPERT WAS CALLED TO THE SCENE TO ASSIST THE INVESTIGATORS IN THE PR0CESSING OF THE CRIME SCENE AND REMOVAL OF THE BODY. (RONALD SCOTT, BROTHER OF DECEASED) “THEY’RE TESTING THE BEES ALSO TO SEE IF POSSIBLY THEY’RE AFRICANIZED BEES, CAUSE THEY’RE SO AGGRESSIVE. THAT TRAILER LITTERALY LIKE 20 YEARS ITS BEEN THERE WITH BEES IN IT. THERE MIGHT BE A MILLION BEES IN THAT TRAILER, IT’S A WHOLE POP-UP TRAILER FULL” DIFFERENT LIFE STYLES CAUSED RONALD SCOTT TO BE ESTRANGED FROM HIS 62-YEAR-OLD BROTHER DICK STEPHEN SCOTT FOR OVER 20 YEARS. THEY HAD RE-CONNECTED ONLY THREE YEARS AGO. (RONALD SCOTT, BROTHER OF DECEASED) “I DON’T HAVE ANY FAMILY IN THE WORLD. HE WAS THE ONLY FAMILY I HAD. I’M HIS ONLY FAMILY. HE HAD A HEART AS BIG AS THE WORLD. AND IT’S TOUGH. I GUESS I’M STILL IN SHOCK A LITTLE BIT.” RONALD SCOTT SAID HIS BROTHER WAS ILL AND VERY FRAGIL. (RONALD SCOTT, BROTHER OF DECEASED) “GOD SAW FIT TO TAKE HIM NOW AND, I THINK HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN MERCIFUL IN A WAY, BECAUSE HE HAD HORRIBLE C-O-P-D, AND THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY HE COULD’NT FIGHT MUCH, BECAUSE HE HAD C-O-P-D SO BAD. HE COULD’NT WALK LIKE TEN FEET, HE’D BE OUT OF BREATH.” THE CAUSE OF DEATH IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME. THE BODY HAS BEEN SENT TO SOUTH PLAINS FORENSIC CENTER IN LUBBOCK, TEXAS FOR AN AUTOPSY. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera