A Texas man was apprehended at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport after his mother and sister were found dead at their home, police said.
On April 24 just after 9 a.m., police responded to reports of a disturbance involving a weapon, possibly a knife, at a residence in Allen.
Sgt. Jon Felty said the stepfather of Burak Hezar discovered the bodies of Isil Borat, 51, and 17-year-old high school student Burcu Hezar and “exchanged words” with the 20 year old. The stepfather then ran from the home in a panic, according to Fort Worth’s KXAS-TV.
Burak Hezar was gone when police arrived and authorities identified him as a suspect in the case.
According to police, Hezar took a rideshare from the crime scene to Frisco, a town about 20 minutes away. He then traveled on to the airport.
Hezar was scheduled to take a 5 p.m. flight to San Francisco, however, the stabbing suspect never boarded the plane and instead attempted to rent a vehicle but was denied, police said.
Felty noted Hezar’s father had bought the airline ticket but it was unclear when and it appeared he was unaware of the murders, KXAS-TV reported.
DFW Airport police and authorities located Hezar and took him into custody.
“You don’t know exactly what goes on in each home and I wish they reached out, maybe,” the Hezars’ neighbor, Uday Tummalay, told the station of the family he noted was kind and reserved. “I don’t know their personal family situation, but I wish things ended differently than what happened.”
Hezar was charged with one count of capital murder and was being held at the Collin County jail with bail set at $2 million.