Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Manhunt is underway for 'armed and dangerous' suspect, 59, after deputies find a woman chained to bed after being raped and another shot dead inside a burning car across the street in Texas

 Deputies are searching for a man after one woman was found chained inside his home and the body of another woman was found inside a burning car outside his Southeast Texas house.

After responding to a frantic 911 call at around 6.15pm on Saturday, deputies with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office found a woman with her ankle chained to a bed and a rope tied around her neck inside a home on County Road 3415 near Cleveland, Texas.

The victim said she had been sexually assaulted by the homeowner, 59-year-old Jose Marin Soriano.

Deputies determined the two women cleaned houses for Soriano and were lured to the home on Saturday after he told them he had sexually explicit photos of one of the women.

Soriano allegedly promised to delete the compromising images if the women agreed to come over, reported KHOU11.   

The woman who survived claimed that Soriano pulled a gun on them, chained her to a bed and assaulted her.

The victim's badly burned body was found inside this car that crashed in a wooded area near Cleveland, Texas, on Saturday

The victim's badly burned body was found inside this car that crashed in a wooded area near Cleveland, Texas, on Saturday 

Inside Soriano's home deputies found a woman with a rope tied around her neck and with her ankle chained to a bed

Inside Soriano's home deputies found a woman with a rope tied around her neck and with her ankle chained to a bed 

The surviving victim said Soriano chained her to the bed and sexually assaulted her at gunpoint after luring her and her friend to his home

The surviving victim said Soriano chained her to the bed and sexually assaulted her at gunpoint after luring her and her friend to his home 


Her companion fled the home, got into her vehicle parked outside and crashed into some woods across the street, where the car caught on fire, according to the sheriff’s office.

Investigators later determined that the woman found badly burned in the car had been shot. 

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of her death. Her name has not been released by authorities pending the notification of next of kin. 

The other woman, who used Soriano’s cellphone to call 911 after he fled the scene, was taken to a hospital to be treated and examined.

Investigators say Soriano fled the scene in a gray Ford truck. He is considered to be armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is being asked to please call the sheriff's office at 936-336-4500 or the local Crime Stoppers office at 1-800-392-STOP (7867).

Deputies said the two women cleaned houses for Soriano and were lured to the home after he told them he had sexually explicit photos of one of the women

Deputies said the two women cleaned houses for Soriano and were lured to the home after he told them he had sexually explicit photos of one of the women

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