On June 22, 2015, at about 9:30am, Sheriff's Deputies received a request to check the welfare of a person living at 14001 Layne Loop, in Northwest Travis County. When they arrived they found the residence secured and no one around. They checked the other buildings on the property and found one that had all the doors secured from the inside. Neighbors said they last saw the occupant of that house on Friday evening, June 19, 2015. Deputies made entry in to the house and found a male and female deceased. Austin Travis County EMS was called to the scene and made the death pronouncement.
The Travis County Medical Examiner's Office was called to the scene to begin their investigation into the cause of death and positive identification of the deceased persons.
On June 23, 2015 the bodies were identified as;
Charles McElreath Jr., Date of Birth 12-22-1967,
Jeanne Crews, Date of Birth 4-4-1969.
While the autopsies have not been completed, detectives stated that the two appear to have died from gunshot wounds and there are no other suspect(s) involved in this case. The investigation remains open pending the final autopsy reports.
Senior Public Information Officer
Travis County Sheriff's Office