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6 Killed In Texas Campsite Attack, Suspect Charged With Murder

Investigators discovered two bodies, a man and a woman, inside a travel trailer at a campsite, and four bodies in a pond behind the suspect's home.

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Six people, including a child, were killed over the weekend in an attack that began at a Texas campsite, authorities said Monday.

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a reported shooting Sunday morning at a campsite in the 800 block of County Road 2217. Investigators discovered two bodies, a man and a woman, inside a travel trailer at a campsite.

At the time, investigators were also looking for four people who had been at the campsite but were unaccounted for. Officials later arrested William Hudson, 33, who was subsequently charged with one count of murder.

On Monday afternoon, police found four bodies in a pond behind Hudson’s home. The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office declined to give the names and ages of the people who died.

Hudson, who was arrested without incident near the campsite, was being held on $2.5 million bail. The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office was investigating the deaths with the Anderson County District Attorney’s office, Texas Rangers, and Palestine Police Department.

Adolfo Flores is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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