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The couple lived in the man’s house for about a week before he shot them, police say

2 found dead with gunshot wounds in east Fort Worth

A male and female victim were discovered dead with gunshot wounds early Thursday morning in east Fort Worth, police say. The man and woman are described by neighbors as being white and in their late 20s to early 30s.
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A male and female victim were discovered dead with gunshot wounds early Thursday morning in east Fort Worth, police say. The man and woman are described by neighbors as being white and in their late 20s to early 30s.

The victims, a white woman in her 50s and a white man in his 40s, in an east Fort Worth double homicide have been identified, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner. They were shot and killed Aug. 2.

Cheryl Trimmier, 52, died from a gunshot wound to the head, and her time of death is recorded by the medical examiner as 3 a.m. Thursday. Donald Jenkins, 47, died from multiple gunshot wounds, and his time of death was recorded as 3:26 a.m.

The shootings happened in a bedroom of a house in the 7000 block of Wildbriar Court East, authorities said.

One owner of the house, Juan Alfredo Alvarez, 29, was arrested Thursday afternoon and faces two charges of capital murder, police said Friday.

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No address was listed as the residence of either Trimmier or Jenkins in medical examiner’s records.

Police said Saturday morning that Trimmier and Jenkins were a couple who had been staying at Alvarez’s house for a little more than a week.

They did not know how Alvarez had met the couple.

Police believe they were killed at roughly the same time, said Officer Graciano Calzada III.

“Not sure if they had a residence of their own,” he said.

Detectives are still trying to determine the motive behind the shootings, Calzada said.

Stephen English: 817-390-7330, @sbenglish74

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