MAGNOLIA, TX (KTRK) --A man arrested on federal drug charges also had his home searched in connection to the horrific murders of a 14-year-old west Houston girl and her father.
Jose Jaime Solis, 34, is being held at the Federal Detention Center in downtown Houston as he awaits an initial court appearance on federal drugs charges. The United States Attorney's Office confirms those charges are related to a cocaine conspiracy.
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Solis was arrested at his home in Magnolia in the pre-dawn hours Thursday. At the same time, a search warrant was executed related to the murders of Adriana Coronado and her father, Cesar Coronado. Eyewitness News was the only TV station there when authorities swarmed the home on Aberdeeen. A woman and children were also taken away.
Adriana Coronado and her father disappeared almost two weeks ago. Investigators found Cesar Coronado's burned body in Walker County. His truck was found burned in Conroe. Adriana's body was found in west Houston days later. Both had been shot.
At the same time, Solis was being arrested, another man, Ramon Sanchez, 35, was arrested in Laredo on the same cocaine conspiracy charge. Sanchez is being held in the Webb County Jail.
Walker County Sheriff Clint McCrae confirmed Solis is a person of interest in the Coronado case. He also said investigators collected items of interest at the home, related to the homicide case. Officers carried out bags and bags of evidence, including guns.
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Coronado's Aunt, Lorena Cavazos, told Eyewitness News the family was still waiting to hear from investigators about the developments. The family, especially the teens' mother, are in a state of deep grief.
Motive is still a mystery in the cases.
Solis will be in federal court Friday and Eyewitness News will be there.