New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, June 10, 1999

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

June 10, 1999

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 10, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas NEW HERALDZEITUNG 145 16 pages in 1 section June 1999 TO Serving Cornal County since 1852 50 cents Authorities investigate homicide in apartment Murder is citys first since 1997 police have no suspects BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer The strangling of a 62yearold New Braunfels whose body was found Wednesday in his riverside shocked neighbors and brought media attention from across the Concerned family members found Ted McReynolds body shortly after noon Wednesday at Mill Bridge 1045 Sanger Police said relatives from Austin came looking for McReynolds after he failed to appear at a family function this past County Judge Danny Scheel ordered the body sent to San Antonio for an Officials said they were not sure when results would be Detective Mike Rust of the New Braun fels Police Department said McReynolds probably had been dead since early Sun day Investigators said a great deal of physical evidence was but they had not identified a suspect or a motive and declined to comment if McReynolds knew his Everything is wide Rust McReynolds silver 1988 Toyota Cam ry station wagon was not found in the apartment parking officials The license plate on the vehicle is Rust said McReynolds recently had moved here from Oregon and was a sales The death of Ted McReynolds had area residents and some media speculating a suspected serial killer was New Braunfels Texas Rangers and Houston Police investiga tors said the New Braunfels homicide probably was not Doug Dunlap of the NBPD said he was relatively positive McReynolds Mill Bridge Apartments 1045 Sanger TOM Texas Ranger Tony Leal center speaks to the media Wednesday night as New Braunfels Police Doug Dunlap left and Mike Rust stand was not a victim of a serial killer sus pected in five deaths between San Anto nio and He said he drew his conclusion from information he had received from Texas Rangers and the Houston Police combined with evidence removed form the Detectives spent about eight hours gath ering evidence from the crime scene on PERI A neighbor of who asked Investigators remove evidence from the apartment of Ted not to be said she heard weird who was found murdered about noon on Authorities said See McReynolds was strangled sometime early Sunday Officials say death isnt connected to series of murders BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer Police have virtually ruled out the pos sibility that the homicide of a New Braun fels man is linked to a series of five mur ders between Houston and San Antonio and one in Rafael is want ed for questioning in six murders of peo ple living near railroad Mill Bridge 1045 Sanger where Ted was found dead about noon on is less than a half mile from the Missouri KansasTexas The method of death and the modus operandi were not con sistent with those used by Resendez Texas Ranger Tony said at a Wednesday night press The Texas Depart ment of Public Safety said Wednesday it was increasing the reward to for information leading to Resendez Ramirez Right now hes probably the most RESENDEZ RAMIREZ sought after man in said DPS director Dudley Two of ResendezRamirez suspected Skip and Karen Simic of had a New Braunfels Skip Sirnics was an associate pastor at First Protestant Church and now serves a church in A memorial fund was established at First Protestant for the Sirnic Reports indicated the Sirnics were beat en to death with a sledge hammer in their home just behind the Weimar United Church of where they had lived for 10 ResendezRamirez is wanted in con nection with the deaths of Josephine who lived three miles west of Weimar Claudia a doctor who lived in West University Place near Houston and Christopher a college student in ResendezRamirez has also been men tioned in connection the death of Noemi of Police in San Antonio have been look ing for ResendezRamirez after finding Bentons Jeep and a car belonging to the Sirnics in San Police dogs reportedly followed a scent See Man gets 60 years in prison Rodriguez found guilty of providing cocaine to daughter BY PERI STONE AND HEATHER TODD Staff Writers A 43yearold New Braunfels man was sentenced to 60 years in prison and fined in a precedentsetting tri al Wednesday for giving cocaine to his The eightwoman jury deliberated more than an hour on the trials second day before deciding that Johnny Rodriguez used a deadly weapon when delivering a controlled substance to a minor his 14yearold Comal County District Attorney Dib Waldrip said the jurys verdict was the first time in Comal County that cocaine had been found to be a deadly Waldrip also said it was the first known finding of its type by a Texas jury in published state appeal When you take you never know whats going to Waldrip said in closing There was a substantial risk of After the Waldrip said Rodriguez would have to serve 30 years at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institu tional Division without credit for good time prior to him becoming eligible for After 30 Rodriguez will be eligible for Waldrip Without the deadly weapon Rodriguez would have been eligible for parole after 15 years and would have received credit for time Because of a prior conviction of attempted aggravated assault in Rodriguez faced a possible life who was indicted is being held at the Comal County During the penalty Rodriguez daughter testified that her father once encouraged her to sell cocaine to One of the juveniles friends testified she used cocaine supplied to her by the defendant in the summer of This was one of 20 or more times Rodriguez and his daughter did drugs according to the daughters tes He usually had the cocaine fixed for she He was always close He would watch The daughter turned her father in to local police officers on The girl said she confessed to local law enforce ment officials after her mother threatened to press charges against one of her friends and the friends whom the girl was with prior to the After the the daughter left the courtroom in tears when one of Rodriguezs family members told her she hoped she was happy for sending her father to State District Judge Gary Steel presided over the EAA asking residents to conserve their water BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer A steady water level decline in the San Antonio test well has prompted the Edwards Aquifer Authority to urge voluntary water conservation officials said Wednesday the water level at the J17 San Antonio Index Well dropped nearly 10 feet in 10 with no prediction of rain until this We are asking everyone to be aware of their outdoor water use and to save as much as they EAA general manager Gregory Ellis The J17 well is considered the barometer of the water level in the Edwards Officials are hop ing voluntary water conservation by water users will help slow the rate of decline in water See INSIDE Key code 76 Letter carriers picket for higher pay BY CHRISTINA MINOR Staff Writer About 12 New Braunfels letter carriers stood under the hot sun in an informational picket asking for a four year contract for higher The picketing took place at post offices nationwide Wednes The local group had its pick et from 3 to The contract ended in Octo and Post Office carriers are waiting for a new Our job has gotten We have more mail to deliver and are on the street said Don ald vice president of the local chapter of the National Association of Letter Right carriers spend four hours in the office and four hours on the The new under negotiation by an arbitra tion would allow carriers to work two hours in the office and six on the With the tons of mail we all we ask is fair pay for harder McBroom The carriers get about a year and are asking for which allows mail to be sorted has made an improvement in the postal sys but not for the they The carriers deal with all kinds of from packages to hold orders to out of sequence We have to sort through all that stuff at each McB room The automation doesnt really help We still See ;