Authorities suspect foul play in Pottsboro

By: Mystic Matthews Email
By: Mystic Matthews Email

GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- A mysterious death continues to puzzle Grayson County authorities after a man was found dead Thursday morning.

Despite the family's account, authorities have ruled out suicide and suspect foul play was involved.

Police say Danny Joe Rolen, Jr., 32, was found dead by his girlfriend Thursday morning in their home west of Pottsboro.

The man had severe lacerations on his wrist, but investigators say that's not how he died.

Investigators have been collecting evidence and witness accounts to find out what happened.

Rolen's body is at the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

Original story...
GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- Authorities are investigating what they are calling a suspicious death.

At 7:15 Thursday morning, the Grayson County Sheriff's Office got a call from the woman living in a residence in the 100 block of Anglers Beach Boulevard west of Pottsboro. What police found has led to an all-day investigation.

Authorities say the woman living in the home reported finding her boyfriend dead when she woke up Thursday morning. The woman was taken into police custody where they say she was questioned.

Detectives on the scene are releasing very few details, except to say the death is suspicious and the victim is a 32-year-old man.

Two children were home at the time but we're told they're both safe and staying with family.

The next-door neighbor, Renee Cole, says she's most concerned about the children.

“Apparently they've seen a lot and been through a lot."

Detectives on the scene are searching the rest of the house for evidence.


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  • by FRIEND on Oct 24, 2008 at 08:42 AM
    TO EVERY ONE WHO KNEW DANNY MY HEART GOES TO YOU:(
  • by Leisa on Oct 22, 2008 at 06:06 AM
    There is a lot to this story the press don’t even know about, so don’t look at this boy and think how sweet because that is no where near the truth. No he didn’t do it alone but he thinks he is in love with this older woman so he is ready to take the blame for her. Danny Joe was a good man, father and son. Beware of the black widow because she is still out there thinking she got away with her second murder. She stays in Sherman and her name is Amber Ratliff. To Danny and his other son and daughter my thoughts and prays are with you.
  • by unknown Location: sherman on Oct 6, 2008 at 01:04 PM
    how do any of you know anything and the detectives in grayson county do there job she is innocent I speak with her on daily basis and have not known her long she is upset just as much as you so keep opinions to self listen to trial on october 20,2008 and you will know the truth don't point fingers cause danny would not like you blaming someone that had nothing to do with it
  • by Chastity Location: Denison on Aug 21, 2008 at 02:50 PM
    To anonymous you are right he was a great guy. It didn't take knowing him very long to figure that out. I hope know one else has to die before she finally pays for what she has done. I don't think the invedtigators in this case cared enough to even try to find anything on her. Which is really heartbreaking Danny Joes life meant so much more than that to me and everyone who really loved and appreaciated him.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 28, 2008 at 01:59 PM
    i didn't know danny very long but he was a great guy. i believe with all my hart the girlfriend knows more than she says i know her better than she thinks have met many bad people this woman is not innocent she either killed him or she had a hand in the murder she is a master manipulater look at her mother the whole family is a bunch of smoke screens secrets and lies psychological games. this goes deeper than just the murder of this sweet sweet man i believe this isn't the first murder in this woman's past. who is going to give this man and his family peace and justice?
  • by Cheryl Cary Location: Pottsboro on Dec 27, 2007 at 12:05 PM
    Danny you and your family can reach me at any time on my e-mail address(ccary1955@yahoo.com)
  • by Cheryl Cary Location: Pottsboro on Dec 27, 2007 at 09:03 AM
    Danny Rolen Jr. Family, I know your family is feeling a lot of sorrow from the loss of Danny Jr. But remember there are lots of people out here that love y'all very much and if we can do anything to help you get thru this please let us know. Danny I worked with you and Danny Jr. for a long time and Loved both of you so much. I had morning break with Danny Jr. and lunch with him everyday. He always made me laugh and when I was down or upset about something he could always put a smile on my face. I don't think there is anyone who didn't Love Danny Jr. Anytime I needed you at my Powdercoat Booth you were there within minutes to fix the problem. I will never forget you and Danny Jr.both of you including your family will always hold a special place in my Heart.I hope I will get the chance to continue to be a part of you and your families lives.You are such wonderful people and deserve so much better than this.Vanessa Smith,Felicia Dehorney and myself will always be just a phone call away.
  • by Rebecca & Tammy Location: Denison on Dec 24, 2007 at 06:22 AM
    For Danny Sr. and Family. My sister and I are saddened to hear of Dannys death. We hope justice is served soon and a peace of mind can come to you. Danny will be remembered and missed by all, We will keep you in our Preyors. I am truly sorry this has happoned to such a Wonderful person and your Family.
  • by joe rolen Location: sherman on Dec 21, 2007 at 08:00 PM
    I PROMISE TO EVERY ONE THAT WAS INVOLVED THEY WILL ALL PAY FOR THIS ONE WAY OR ANOTHER I LOVED MY BIG BROTHER SO MUCH BUT AT THIS TIME I JUST FEEL SO LOST AND I JUST DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO I NEED SOME ANSEWERS LIKE NOW BECAUSE IDONT KNOW HOW LONG I CAN GO WITH OUT KNOWING WHAT HAPPEN TO HIM I LOVE U MAN
  • by Aunt Location: Denison on Dec 20, 2007 at 02:16 PM
    To Jimmie - oh boy are you so right. This family will not rest until Danny's killers are punished for what they did to this family on both sides!!!! To beat him unmerciful was personal. There will be no place to hide so they might as well confess because they will be found out either by family members or the law whoever gets there first!!! RIP Danny Joe I love you and miss you greatly!!!!
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