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Fort Worth police arrest suspect for 3 bodies found in dumpster fire

Fort Worth police arrest suspect for 3 bodies found in dumpster fire

The bodies were found inside a dumpster. Courtesy of Markos90/Wikimedia Commons

UPDATE 9/28/2021: Jason Alan Thornburg, 41, was arrested in Euless and charged with capital murder of multiple persons. He was booked into the Fort Worth jail on September 27 at about 11:30 pm, according to NBC 5.


The Fort Worth Police Department is seeking information about three bodies that were discovered inside a dumpster.

According to a release, on September 22 at 6:17 am, the Fort Worth Fire Department responded to a report of a dumpster fire outside of a business located in the 3100 block of Bonnie Drive.

While extinguishing the fire, they discovered three bodies inside the dumpster.

The Fort Worth Homicide unit responded to the scene and learned the following:

  • The bodies appeared to be that of an unknown child, a young teenage or adult female, and an adult male.
  • The bodies were burned and heavily dismembered and there are body parts unaccounted for.

They've tentatively identified the adult male as David Lueras, 42. The release says he is known to frequent the Dallas area and has ties to the Hurst, Euless, and Bedford area.

Bonnie Drive is a small street in southwest Fort Worth, south of I-30 and north of Camp Bowie W. Boulevard. The 3100 block has industrial buildings on one side of the street.

Identifying the perpetrators and suspects of this triple murder is the primary goal of this investigation. Unfortunately, the dismembered condition of the bodies is making the identification process difficult.

The Fort Worth Police Department's Homicide Unit is seeking assistance from the public in this investigation, including any information related to a missing person or persons fitting the description of the victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective M. Barron at 817-392-4339 or Detective T. O’Brien at 817-392-4338, or else contact the homicide unit directly at 817-392-4330.

Callers who wish to remain anonymous can contact CrimeStoppers at 817-469-8477.