Hewitt PD uncovering more clues to solving homicide case

Hewitt Police Department
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 2:22pm

New information is surfacing surrounding the findings of two sets of skeletal remains in Hewitt.

Earlier this month, police announced they've identified one of the sets of remains belongs to Erasmo Guillien-Ruiz of Dallas. Since the announcement, officials have talked to his family, who has given valuable clues into their investigation. Police now have more information to go off of to help solve these homicides.

It took about five months for the police to get an identity, on "John Doe #1", who has been named as Guillien-Ruiz. 

On September 6, police were tipped off about two bodies that had been discovered in a wooded area, near Bridle Trail. The department gave them the names John Doe #1 and John Doe #2. Both men are believed to have been murdered. The remains were sent off for clues to their identies and what caused the deaths of the two individuals.

Using clay, a local artist even recreated the face of John Doe #1. On December 16, DNA from John Doe #1 determined the body was of Erasmo Guillen-Ruiz.

“He’s from the Dallas area," said Devlin. "He is a Mexican national and had been up there in Dallas for a number of years. He was married and had two kids- two daughters.”

Guillen-Ruiz has had several run-ins with the law. He had at least 5 DUIs, which lead to him spending time in prison. Because he showed up in the federal database, officers were able to more quickly identify him.

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