Houston priest, wife and son found dead inside apartment

Police investigate a scene after three people were found dead in an apartment, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in west Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)
Police investigate a scene after three people were found dead in an apartment, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in west Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)

HOUSTON (AP/KXAN) — Houston police are investigating the deaths of an Episcopal priest, his wife and 5-year-old son whose bodies were found beaten to death inside their apartment.

The Episcopal Diocese of Texas has confirmed that the deceased are the Rev. Israel Ahimbisibwe; his wife, Dorcus; and their son, Israel Ahimbisibwe Jr. The elder Ahimbisibwe served as Vicar of Houston’s Church of the Redeemer.

Police say concerned church members contacted authorities after the family didn’t show up for church Sunday and couldn’t be reached Monday. Firefighters found the three dead inside the home. Authorities say there were no signs of forced entry into their apartment.

“Everybody loves him, and we love his wife,” said church member Keever Wallace. “Both of them are wonderful bible teachers and people of great, deep faith.”

Detectives didn’t say how long the bodies had been inside the apartment or offer a motive into the killings, but did find a possible murder weapon inside.

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