Man Accused of Dismembering and Burning 3 People in Dumpster Allegedly Calls Killings 'Sacrifices'
Jason Alan Thornburg has been charged with murder and allegedly told police he killed two more people
A man in Texas has been charged with murder in the killing and dismemberment of three people whose bodies were found on fire in a dumpster.
Jason Alan Thornburg, 41, is behind bars in Tarrant County Jail for a charge of capital murder of multiple persons, according to jail records.
Thornburg is accused of murdering and dismembering three people at the Mid City Inn in Euless before dumping their bodies in a dumpster he then set on fire, NBCDFW reports. The bodies were found by Fort Worth fire crews last week and belonged to one man, identified as David Lueras, and two women.
Authorities allegedly identified Thornburg through his Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was captured on video surveillance near the dumpster. Detectives then used GPS data to locate Thornburg's Jeep in Arlington and confirm he had been staying at the Mid City Inn over the summer, authorities said.
When authorities contacted Thornburg and asked him to come in for questioning, he agreed and allegedly admitted to murdering the three victims at the Inn as well as another man in May and his girlfriend in Arizona.
Thornburg also allegedly told investigators he had "in-depth knowledge of the Bible and believed that he was being called to commit sacrifices," according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
He allegedly said he believed his previous two other victims were also "sacrifices."
Speaking to KDFW, a relative of one of the victims found in the dumpster fire, David Lueras, said he had feared for his life in the days leading up to his death.
"I know that he was scared," Aaron Torres said of his cousin, KDFW reports. "And I know he knew somebody was after him to get him."
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