New leads have been developed in a case in which a teenage girl and her father were murdered near Chandler in December, Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said on Thursday.
“We've got some angles to focus on right now. In fact, we just had a meeting about this. We hope these leads pan out.”
After a $10,000 Henderson County Crime Stoppers reward was offered for information leading to an arrest or conviction of a suspect just days after the killings, sheriff's officials received a tip. But Hillhouse said that one did not lead investigators to anyone or anything.
“But we have some things that have developed over the last couple of days.”
On Dec. 10, Beverly McBride, 17, was found on a couch inside her father's residence in the 20000 block of Woodridge West with a gunshot wound to the head. She died at the scene. Her father, Gabriel McBride, 46, was found with a gunshot wound to the head. He was airlifted to UT Health in Tyler, where he was pronounced dead on Dec. 11.
“The evidence shows this was a deliberate act,” Hillhouse said at the time. “Evidence indicates the homicide south of Chandler … was not a random shooting. I want to assure everyone that this was not a random act of violence. Social media postings have people very concerned. We are working this tragic case day and night, and I want to urge citizens not to be afraid.”
Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Milton Adams conducted the inquest of the female victim.
Sheriff's officials are being assisted by the Henderson County District Attorney’s Office and the Texas Rangers.
Anonymous tips may be provided by calling 1-800-545-TIPS. Or contact the sheriff’s office at 903-675-5128.