Evidence being processed in Pottsboro homicide

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

POTTSBORO, Tex. -- There is new information Wednesday on a man found dead west of Pottsboro last week. Evidence from the crime scene, including possible weapons, clothing, and blood samples, is now being sent to two different criminal investigation labs in Garland and Austin.

Upon arrival technicians will analyze blood spatter on the clothing and fingerprints that cannot be seen with the naked eye.

Last Thursday, police say Danny Rolen, Jr.'s girlfriend, Amber Ratliff, found him dead in his Pottsboro home.

Police say this case initially appeared to be a suicide, but investigators have officially ruled it a homicide.

"The fingerprints tell us quite a bit. Blood spatter analysis tells us a lot as well. When that comes back, should tell us a whole lot about what happened at the scene," Sgt. Ricky Wheeler of the Grayson County Sheriff's Office said.

Investigators say a preliminary autopsy report has come back but they are doing further testing to verify those results.

Authorities tell us two persons of interest in this case are in the Grayson County Jail right now on unrelated charges.

Ratliff is being considered a person of interest. She is behind bars Wednesday afternoon in the Grayson County Jail on drug charges not related to the homicide.

A minor was arrested for violating his parole.


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