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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  • by anthony sanford Location: sherman on Jul 26, 2009 at 08:11 AM
    my life has also been destroyed because of amber ratliff and her lies i was charged with a worse crime than murder it has destroyed my life i also had to be away from my wonderful wife and kids for over a year and my 2 sons that i love more than nething in this world had to be put in foster care because of her
  • by Anonymous Location: denison on Jun 18, 2009 at 01:42 AM
    i very much love danny and so does the rest of the family ecspecially my sister who is his daughter and he was a dad 2 me my mom told me not to say anything on here but its time 4 me to tell the world how much i and everyone else loved him he was a very kind and gentle father i wish i cood see him one last time just to give him a hug and a kiss and to tell him that i love him love you daddy
  • by Candice Location: Pottsboro on Aug 25, 2008 at 08:18 PM
    I know tyler (preston quain) and I know he didnt do this. It hurts me so bad to see him in prison risking life for something he didnt do. he is a 16 year old boy that was alone with adult men when he confessed, just imagine what they were doing to him and telling him what was going to happen. i would trust tyler with my 1 and a half year old son, tyler is such a good person, hes loves kids so much and i just know he didnt do this..
  • by Anonymous on Jul 30, 2008 at 02:25 PM
    AMEN ANON IN DENISON!!!! MOTHER OF THE YEAR KNOWS MORE THAN SHE LETS ON I AM SURE OF IT. SHE COVERS FOR AMBER AT ANY COST EVEN IF SHE HAS TO LIE AND MAKE SOMEONE ELSE LOOK GUILTY. AMBER KNOWS HER MOTHER WILL NEVER MAKE HER TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HER ACTIONS. TINA DOES JUDGE PEOPLE AND SHE DOES NOT FORGIVE. BUT SHE DOES KNOW HOW TO GET EVEN. SHAME ON HER FOR PRETENDING TO BE SOMEONE SHE IS NOT. SHE HAS A DIFFERENT FACE FOR EVERY OCCASION. GIVE HER AND AMBER A WIDE PATH BECAUSE TO CROSS EITHER OF THESE WOMEN CAN BE DETRIMENTAL. PRAY FOR JUSTICE NOT JUST FOR DANNYS MURDER BUT ALL THE BAD THINGS THEY HAVE DONE AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO UNLESS SOMEONE STOPS THEM. MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON THEIR SOULS PROVIDED THEY HAVE ANY. I HAVE MY DOUBTS.
  • by Anonymous Location: denison on Jul 30, 2008 at 01:32 PM
    what the hell is wrong with ambers mom? geezzzz woman no wonder her life is shot to hell with a dip like you trying to quote scripture! may god love you? he loves danny no question of that. the real question is what kind of mother tells her daughter its okay to stab a man to death put the blame elsewhere and say may god bless you is beyond me
  • by Anonymous on Jul 18, 2008 at 10:36 AM
    She was the one who cut him up with knives all the time. Why is this kid in there alone. Can no one see how munipulative she is and how a kid on coke can be tangled up in this making the fingers point to him. Take a closer look people. Look at her photo she is still has that same unconnected look in her eyes. No remorse.
  • by Anonymous Location: denison on May 19, 2008 at 10:10 AM
    To Ambers mom I don't know any one who is with out sin. But to put any of his family members or loved ones in the same category as a murderer is goin way to far. As if our pain is not enough atleast you still have your child and she still gets to hold her babies. Danny Joe and his children had that ripped away from them.
  • by Anonymous on May 16, 2008 at 01:34 PM
    I just want to say that we miss Danny Joe. He was so full of life to have him ripped away from us like this is unbearable. we love you and we will carry you with us always.
  • by TAMMIE SISTER Location: DENISON on May 12, 2008 at 10:48 AM
    TO YOU ALL WHO STILL BELIEVE AMBER IS NOT GUILTY,YEA RIGHT! SOMEONE WHO IS GRIEFING FOR THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE IS NOT GOING TO FLAUNT THEMSELFS AND MY BROTHERS NAME ON THEIR SPACE LIKE SHE IS DOING. SHE HAS NO REMORSE FOR HER ACTIONS.SHE IS USING MY BROTHERS DEATH TO HER ADVANTAGE AS WELL AS HER LATE HUSBEND TOMMY RATLIFF. THE EVIDENCE WILL BE IN SHORTLY AND HOPEFULLY ALL YOU PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING TAKEN IN BY HER MUNIPLITIVE PERSONALTY WILL SEE HER FOR WHO SHE REALLY IS! DANNY JOE IM SORRY YOU HAD TO MISS CHRISTMAS MOTHERS DAY AND FATHERS DAY. YOU KIDS MISS YOU SO MUCH! THANKS AMBER FOR MESSING EVERYBODYS LIFE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by chastity Location: Denison on May 10, 2008 at 11:54 PM
    I am the mother of one of Dannys children yes his children are hurting. We all are he is very much loved and missed. It didn't seem possible but it hurts worse everyday. For you people to tell us who are left behind to live with the pain not to judge is ridulous. Especially when it doesn't seem that justice is being done. I honestly don't believe that Amber is this sweetheart some of you are claiming that she is, I hope some day she pays for what she has done. To Ambers mother I know she is your baby and you want to belive in her and protect her. But you seriously need a wake up call.
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