Texas Man Arrested After His Wife Phones Authorities, Claims He May Have Committed 2014 Murder, Cops Say

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Source: Weslaco Police Department; UNSPLASH

May 19 2022, Published 4:25 p.m. ET

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Two men in Texas are in custody in connection to a cold case murder after one of the suspect’s wife claimed to police her husband might have committed the crime, authorities said.

On May 17, police arrested Alberto Davila, 50, and a second man, who has not been publicly identified since he was a minor when the slaying occurred.

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Around 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 2, 2014, the body of 29-year-old Daniel Salazar Burnias was found in a car that had crashed into a tree in Weslaco, KGBT reported.

Investigators discovered Burnias had been shot multiple times while driving, but the case eventually went cold.

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In March 2020, a woman went to police in Los Fresnos with information about the killing and the department contacted detectives with the Weslaco Police Department.

According to authorities, the woman claimed Davila, her husband, may be responsible for Burnias’ death seven years earlier and investigators launched an investigation that led to the two suspects’ recent arrests.

Davila was arraigned on murder charges and was being held on a $1 million bond.

Police have not said if the second man faces similar charges.

The investigation is ongoing.


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