BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) - Bastrop County Sheriff's Office is invesitgating a homicide in a neighborhood with a history of crime issues.
47-year-old Johnny Arellano was found dead with obvious signs of trauma in the parking lot of a youth soccer complex off Pearce Lane in Bastrop County.
Although there were no burns on Arellano's body, a car had been set on fire and was engulfed in flames when investigators arrived on Tuesday morning.
Arellano's wife Minnie says their family does not know of any enemies that may be responsible for the murder.
"I’m hoping they really try to investigate who would do this, something that bad, that ugly," said Minnie. She and Johnny were separated and living in different homes, but still talked to each other and have two adult children.
She says she last heard from him on Saturday night.
Johnny Arellano was found dead in the Stoney Point Neighborhood where he lived and an area that is no stranger to crime.
Back in March, neighbors told KXAN there is too much drug and gang activity but not enough deputies.
Bastrop County Sheriff Deputies say they are pursuing several leads they hope will help them catch Arellano's murderer.
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