LEAKEY, Texas - A man nicknamed "Lonesome Bob" is suspected in the murder of two people in Real County. His full name is Robert Bryan Jones. He can't defend the accusations against him because the 52-year-old is also dead.
This happened over the weekend in Real County about 120 miles northwest of San Antonio near Leakey, Texas.
Jones lived in a 16 x 16 window-less cabin. He lived alone, high above a hill top. His neighbors say he didn't like people.
“He would make it a point to turn his back if you had your hand up waving at him. He didn't want anything to do with his neighbors,” explained Dave Reyna.
Reyna said the only person who befriended Jones is the one investigators said he killed on Saturday.
“We kind of knew that one day he would, that he was capable of doing something like this”.
According to authorities, Jones started a fire after the murder, trying to get rid of the evidence.
Glen Ivey. Editor and publisher of the Leakey Star newspaper has also been the following the murder mystery. He had a chance to speak to witnesses about the second victim.
“The fire that was here, there are reports that it attracted the attention of the driver of the vehicle that was passing by with her daughter,” explained Ivey.
Sheriff's investigators said Jones then shot the woman dead and injured the woman's teenage daughter. She managed to get away and was later taken to University Hospital in San Antonio, where she is expected to recover.
Jones’ body was then discovered Sunday morning down a ravine along his property. He had turned the gun on himself.
Sheriff's investigators have scoured the area looking for evidence, hoping it will lead them to find out why this happened. They have not released the names of the victims pending next of kin.