BACLIFF — Two people face evidence tampering charges after sheriff deputies found a man’s body wrapped in plastic in the room of a mobile trailer Sunday.
At about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, a couple came to the Kemah police department and told officers they left the body of a man inside a trailer in the 3700 block of Harmony Lane in Bacliff.
Kemah police called the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office to investigate. When deputies arrived, they found the body wrapped in plastic in one of the trailer’s bedrooms.
Major Ray Tuttoilmondo said investigators believe the man, thought to be in his 20s, died during an altercation. How he died was still not determined, the sheriff’s office spokesman said, but initial indications from the medical examiner indicate the man was struck in the head several times and had multiple stab wounds.
Deputies also found evidence someone tried to clean up the crime scene, Tuttoilmondo said.
Samantha Escobedo-Resendez, 26, of Bacliff, and German Perez-Velasquez, 31, of Galveston, were charged with tampering with evidence and are in the Galveston County Jail on $100,000 bond each. Both are also listed as having immigration holds, Tuttoilmondo said.
The trailer where the dead man was found belonged to Escobedo-Resendez, Tuttoilmondo said.
Investigators had not been able to confirm the dead man’s identity Monday afternoon, Tuttoilmondo said.