UPDATE: Copperas Cove police reported Sunday evening that 27-year-old Bryan Richardson has been identified as the fourth person in the home in which three bodies were discovered Saturday. He has been charged with three counts of murder and was being held on bonds totaling $2,250,000 Sunday night.


Police in Copperas Cove are investigating the deaths of three people discovered in a home on Fairbanks Street Saturday night.

Lt. Kevin Miller with the Copperas Cove Police Department released few details about the incident Sunday morning.

According to Lt. Miller, officers responded to a home in the 1300 block of Fairbanks at approximately 9:32 PM in reference to a welfare check.

When they arrived, officers were able to make contact with the person who called for the welfare check, but were not able to establish contact with the residents of the home in question. When police made entry into the home, they found three people deceased.

A fourth person was found inside the home and taken to the Copperas Cove Police Department for questioning.

Lt. Miller did not release the names or ages of those found dead, nor did he identify the person found alive.

"The incident is still under investigation, and additional details will be distributed as the investigation progresses," he wrote in an email Sunday morning.

Police are asking anyone who may have information that could be helpful in this investigation to contact them at (254) 547-8222. You can also contact Copperas Cove Crime Stoppers at (254) 547-1111. You do not have to give Crime Stoppers your name, and information leading to an arrest could net a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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