Neighbors react to man found dead in a Brownsville home
Sun, 25 Aug 2013 04:54:14 GMT —
A Brownsville man is found dead inside his home Friday night.
Police told Action 4 News his vehicle was also stolen.
We spoke with neighbors Saturday who told us they are still stunned by the man's untimely death.
Investigators were still walking through the crime scene as of late this Saturday afternoon.
Police are ruling this a homicide but say they still aren't sure how 51 year old Servando Betancourt died.
Brownsville police found a man dead inside this home on the 2900 block of Sandria Street Friday.
Investigators are still gathering details of what happened and neighbors are doing the same.
"Well actually they're saying it happened Thursday night," said Olivia Rubalcaba lives across the street from Bentancourt.
She told us she isn't sure what happened, but the crime has neighbors talking and speculating.
"That night I went to bed early and my niece also-we didn TMt hear a thing, but my neighbor says she heard a gunshot," said Rubalcaba.
Brownsville police are ruling it a homicide although they still are not sure how Betancourt died, but what investigators at the crime scene do know, is that there was lots of blood found inside the home.
Neighbors are shocked. They told Action 4 News this is a quiet street.
"Wow, it's not so quiet after all. I mean something happening, something TMs going on-we didn't suspect anything," she said.
Rubalcaba said she'll miss Bentancourt, who she described as a really nice guy always tried to help his neighbors.
"We would always watch our house|we would give him our number in case he saw people that are not from our family...so he was like the neighborhood watchman," reminisced Rubalcaba.
The home was still taped off as investigators walked through the crime scene today. We will continue to follow this story and bring you updates as they become available.
Brownsville police is asking for anyone with information in this case to call Brownsville Crime Stoppers at (956) 546-TIPS.
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