Richard Ames

The double murder of 83-year-old Richard Ames and 85-year-old Edna Phillips, who were violently stabbed to death at Ames' Vidor home in 2015, shocked and appalled the small community with the police chief at the time, Dave Shows, describing the killings as "the most senseless, brutal murders" he'd ever seen as a longtime law enforcer.

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The suspect in a brutal 2015 double murder is in custody at a state mental health facility pending DNA results that could lead to murder charges against 52-year-old Aaron Kyle Angelo, the former stepson of one of the elderly victims slain in the attack.

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An unsolved murder case in Vidor is one step closer to resolution after the stepson of one of the victims was arrested April 29 and is behind bars in Orange County on related charges while police wait for further DNA testing.

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Edna Phillips and Richard Ames

Police in Vidor report that a vehicle being sought after in relation to a June 11 double homicide in the city has been recovered.

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Edna Phillips and Richard Ames

Vidor police have released the names of the two victims in a gruesome double murder that occurred at a home in a normally peaceful residential neighborhood in the Maplecrest Addition of the small town on June 11, and investigators are seeking the public’s help in searching for a missing truck registered to one of the victims.

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