Three heavily dismembered corpses, including one of a child, were retrieved after a dumpster fire was extinguished in Texas on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

On Sept 22, at around 6:15 a.m, firefighters responded to a reported dumpster on fire outside of a business located in the 3100 block of Bonnie Drive. After successfully extinguishing the blaze, however, the firefighters were confronted with the gruesome discovery of three heavily mangled and burned bodies from the dumpster, KSAT-TV reported.

“During the process of extinguishing the fire, three bodies were discovered inside the dumpster,” police officers said. “The bodies were burned and heavily dismembered and there are body parts unaccounted for.”

Investigators with Fort Worth Police Department's (FWPD) Homicide Unit identified the bodies to belong to an unknown child, a young teenage or adult female, and an unidentified male.

The authorities have reason to believe that the adult male’s body was 42-year-old David Lueras who is known to have “a long criminal history” in the state that includes burglary, fraud, theft, and drug charges. However, the police have not been able to identify the female and child victims due to the extreme condition of their bodies, Law & Crime reported.

“Identifying the perpetrators and suspects of this triple murder is the primary goal of this investigation,” the department said. “The Fort Worth Police Department’s Homicide Unit is requesting public assistance in this investigation; any information related to a missing person or persons fitting the description of the victims is appreciated.”

Aaron Torres, Lueras’s cousin, said that Lueras was scared in the days leading up to his death. Lueras also sought the help of several friends and family members asking whether they could help him “hide” somewhere outside of Texas, Torres said.

“I know that he was scared and I know he knew somebody was after him to get him,” Torres said.

“Whoever did this definitely wanted to make an example out of him,” Torres added.

Torres also said that he had no idea who the female and child victims could be.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact FWPD Detective M. Barron at 817-392-4339 or Detective T. O’Brien at 817-392-4338. Callers can also contact the homicide department at 817-392-4330, or remain anonymous and contact Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477.

A woman allegedly set the wrong house on fire during an attempt to take revenge on her former boyfriend in North Carolina on Friday, July 22. This is a representational image. UNSPLASH

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