Donna Man Found Dead In His Home

POSTED: Monday, March 9, 2009 - 10:09pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:32pm

In Donna, a man was found dead in his living room.
So far 2 men are in custody.
Hidalgo County Sheriffs Deputies continue to investigate the murder.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino says, the suspects broke into a Donna man's home, stole from him, and killed him.
Now, they have the County's sixth homicide of the year, on their hands.
"It's just going to be so hard, so hard without him."
Raquel Martinez says, her Uncle John was a great listener.
"The hardest part is not having someone to call, when i need something."
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino says, 73-year old, John Rogers was found dead in his home on north Val Verde Road in Donna.
"At this time we are unable to determine gun shot wounds or blunt trauma."
Hidalgo County Investigators, already have two suspects, who they believe broke into Roger's home, stole some of his belongings and killed him.
"They're being questioned regarding this homicide, we have reason to believe they have information and were involved."
Sheriff Trevino says, the suspects are being questioned in Edna, Texas, which is near Houston.
Deputies along with Texas Rangers are working the case.
Sheriff Trevino believes the suspects knew Rogers.
And that's what's really tearing up this family.
"That's what's hard to think that a relative would do something like that to him," his niece says.
The family says, John Rogers loved cars, he used to sell them while living in California, but while living in Texas, what he'd do is fix up these old, antique cars.
"He was always buying off cars, selling new cars, he liked the old cars."
"I'm going to miss the guy, he was my left hand, i was his right hand," Martinez says.
She says her uncle was very involved in the Donna political scene, and she's really going to miss listening to all his stories.
"Uncle John and I were two peas in a pod."
Rogers was well-known, he owned several properties throughout the Hidalgo County.
He even ran for Donna Mayor in 1999.

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