Two cousins are suspected of using a dating app to rob and kill two unrelated Houston-area Asian men, Harris County sheriff's investigators said Monday.
Investigators didn't name the app used by the victims, but said it's possible it catered to gay men. Glenser Soliman, 44, was found dead in February.
An Nguyen, a University of Houston student, has been missing since March 31 and is Brandon lyons texas dead, though his body has not yet been found.
In April, Brandon Lyons, 18, was arrested for stealing Soliman's vehicle. New evidence has allowed prosecutors to charge him with capital murder in connection to Soliman's choking death.
Lyons' cousin and roommate, Jerrett Allen, is suspected of killing Nguyen. His whereabouts are currently unknown.
Through our investigation and through things that we discovered, we realized that these cases were most likely linked," Harris County sheriff's deputy Michael Ritchie said in a press conference. Ritchie described Lyons and Allen as cousins who were living together when the two Brandon lyons texas disappeared.
Nguyen, 26, disappeared after leaving a friend's house on March 31 to go finish a school assignment. He was never seen or heard from again.
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His vehicle was recovered near Soliman's — a piece of evidence investigators used to tie the two cases together. Nguyen, whose family detectives described as "tight-knit" missed a scheduled job interview in Florida, which was "unlike" him.
Investigators are searching for Allen, whose last known whereabouts were in El Paso, Texas in early to mid-April. That's still under investigation.