Two arrests made in Dayton double-murder case

A vehicle set on fire under the FM 1409 bridge south of Dayton on Jan. 26 was burned to the frame. The two bodies inside were taken to the morgue for autopsy. (Photo submitted by Sean Stewart)

Two people have been charged in connection to a double-murder case in the Dayton area, authorities say. The two are suspected of involvement in the murder of two men whose bodies were found under the FM 1409 bridge south of Dayton on Jan. 26.

According to Capt. Billy Knox, a spokesperson for the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, those charged are DaQuincy Broussard, 37, and Destiny Gleason, 24. Broussard is charged with Capital Murder and Gleason is charged with Tampering With Evidence. Both suspects are being held at the Liberty County Jail.

The arrests came after “old-fashioned detective work,” Knox said.

“We are not going to reveal the methods we used because there are other arrests pending in this case,” he said.

Broussard was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 9, after an interview with investigators at the sheriff’s office. Gleason was arrested Feb. 4 at the Dairy Queen restaurant in Mont Belvieu.

As of yet, authorities have not been able to positively identify the victims found in the vehicle. The autopsies were inconclusive, so DNA testing will have to confirm their identities. However, investigators are working with family members of two local men who are the suspected victims.

The bodies of the two victims were discovered after a motorist reported seeing a fire under the FM 1409 bridge. When emergency responders arrived on the scene, they found one body in the trunk and one in the back seat of the burned-out passenger vehicle. Authorities were able to find the vehicle owner, who is said to be related to the victim, using identifying markers of the vehicle that survived the fire.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.


    • Kinda seems like she will take a deal and turn on the others involved in this murder. She’ll become a snitch for the State/DA and get about 5 to 10 years..

  1. My prayers to the family and friends of the ones no longer with us. I knew one personally and his character and soul will definitely be missed .he was good people

  2. Crazy how life works, careful where you place your stones and where you cast them.
    Don’t try fait if your determining one that’s not your
    Most people gust seek how far they can cast there’s till they hit there target, but people are stupid and stupid tax is created.
    Or eye for an eye and a fire is created,
    Ugly cold world never stops turning and that’s a fact jack, don’t seek me for for answers just my opinion coming from a felonwit a different point of veiw from others. But there’s not much difference between me n you, if you wanna look at someone just remember there antion could be more sour then you

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