The remains of a Texas family-of-three were found in Texas after their bodies were burned to destroy evidence. A murder suspect has since been arrested.
As reported by The Houston Chronicle, 24-year-old Maya Riveria, her partner, Ray Shawn Hudson Sr., 28, and their son, Ray Shawn Hudson Jr., went missing last week.
Ray Junior would have celebrated his 5th birthday in the park with cake and ice cream, and his grandmother, Frances Rivera, became worried when the family didn't show up.
She had last seen them on June 10th, and recall that Maya's last words to here, were "I love you, mom."
A 36-year-old suspect, Robert Allen Satterfield, has since been arrested and charged with three counts of murder. He is currently in jail in Fort Bend County.
According to People, the murder charges could be upgraded to capital murder, but Satterfield hasn't entered a plea yet.
The three bodies were found on property registered to Satterfield and authorities believe that the bodies were burned in an attempt to get rid of evidence
Frances Rivera recalls how her grandson loved to assist his grandfather, who lives with Alzheimer's. He would remind his grandfather of names whenever his memory let him down.
She added that he wanted to be just like his father when he grew up. "Anything he did, he wanted to be right behind him," she added.
Her daughter, a licensed massage therapist, loved her family unconditionally and believed that she had a God-given gift to help and care for people.
She placed her trust in God and believed that 2018 was going to be her year. Rivera said Ray Jr. was the light of her life, and she worked hard to give him a good life.
According to 11 Alive, the family's car was located in Rosenberg when an unnamed driver was arrested. However, his involvement in the case has not yet been revealed.
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