A manhunt in Texas is underway after police discovered a woman tied to a bed and the body of another woman inside a burning car after a suspect allegedly shot her and sexually assaulted the survivor.
Liberty County Sheriff’s Office deputies found a woman with a rope tied around her neck and chains wrapped around her ankles after responding to a 911 call in Cleveland, Texas on Saturday.
Deputies found the body of another woman inside a burning car that crashed into nearby woods.
The survivor told police that the two women were friends and cleaned houses for the suspect, Jose Marin Soriano.
According to police, Soriano allegedly threatened to release private photos of one of the women before drawing a gun and sexually assaulting her and firing at the other woman, the sheriff’s office said on Sunday.
The body of one woman was found with at least one gunshot wound inside a car, which is believed to have caught fire in a crash after she fled the scene.
Her cause of death is under investigation.
Police believe Soriano then fled the scene before deputies arrived.
The surviving woman used his mobile phone, which he left at the house, to call 911, according to police.
She was treated at a nearby hospital.
Detectives believe 59-year-old Soriano is armed and driving a gray Ford truck.