HOUSTON—Harris County Sheriff’s deputies have identified the husband and wife that were murdered, along with their two children, at their home in Cypress.
Maoye Sun, his wife Mei Xie and their two sons, ages 7 and 9, were found shot to death on January 30th in their home in the 14000 block of Fosters Creek. They all had gunshot wounds to the head. Identification of the boys is pending confirmation of their identities through dental records, according to the IFS.
Deputies went to check on the family because the father hadn’t shown up for work. He was a mechanical engineer at Cameron.
They found the back door of the home open and believe the victims may have been dead for as many as four days.
The victims were U.S. citizens but they may have relatives in China. Their deaths left authorities baffled.
”It’s bad enough that the two adults were found dead—but even worse, two small children both under the age of 10,” said Sheriff Adrian Garcia. “As a daddy myself, this especially strikes a nerve for me.”
The sheriff vowed to track down the killers.
”Rest assured, our investigators will find the person(s) responsible and bring justice to the family,” Garcia said. “Have humanity and turn yourself in.”
Investigators are asking the public to “rack their brains and provide any information they can.”
They even conducted the news conference in Mandarin Chinese—along with English and Spanish—and urged members of Houston’s Chinese community to come forward with information.
Anyone with information about the killings is urged to call the HCSO homicide division at 713-967-5810 or Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS.