HCSO: Elderly couple found dead in northeast Harris County home

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Two people found dead in a northeast Harris County home Saturday were the victims of a double homicide, authorities said.

Harris County Sheriff's deputies discovered Don Rentz, 83, and Reba Rentz, 80, inside their home in the 6700 block of Pacific Crest Court in the Kings River Village subdivision.

The couple had last been seen alive on Thursday, February 26. A neighbor conducted a welfare check on the couple at the request of the couple's children, who live out of town.

The neighbors then contacted authorities when the couple did not respond to their knocks and they discovered the entry door unsecured. Deputies entered the home and found the couple dead. The medical examiner ruled both deaths due to blunt trauma to the head.

Neighbor Trevor Harrison said, "They were murdered, bludgeoned by a weight. From what I've been told, it was pretty gruesome. It takes a special kind of person to inflict that type of pain on an elderly couple."

No arrests have been made.

The sheriff's office has not released a motive in this case.

It's not clear if anything was missing from the home.

Anyone with information regarding the deaths of the victims is asked to contact investigators at 713-967-5810 or call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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