Sheriff: 6 killed at Texas campsite; man charged with murder

This undated photo provided by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office shows William Hudson. Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor said Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, that Hudson was arrested and charged in relation to the weekend homicides of multiple people at a Texas campsite. (Anderson County Sheriff's Office via AP)

PALESTINE, Texas (AP) — Six people were killed at a Texas campsite, authorities said Monday, and a suspect has been arrested and charged in the weekend homicides.

Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor said the bodies were found in a rural part of the county, southeast of Dallas. Authorities haven’t released the victims’ names and ages, but Taylor said “a lot of them are family.”

William Hudson, 33, is charged with one murder count and was being held Monday on $2.5 million bond. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

Authorities have released few details about the crime, including a possible motive or how the people were killed.

One woman survived and called 911.

Officials then found the bodies of a man and a woman Sunday in a travel trailer at a campsite next to the suspect’s residence, according to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. Four males initially thought missing were found dead Monday afternoon in a pond on the suspect’s property.

Authorities are not seeking additional suspects. Hudson was apprehended at his mother’s house, next door to his property.

Taylor said Hudson was picked up several weeks ago for a separate assault.

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