A Subway franchisee and his wife were found executed in their home, in a gated community in Spring, Texas, on Saturday.
Bao and Jenny Lam’s adult son Richard called police to conduct a welfare check on his parents this weekend when he hadn’t heard from them in two days.
Police broke into the two-story home around 9pm and found the couple bound and shot dead on the first floor.
The home – located in the gated Northgate Country Club community – was ransacked, with firearms and other items missing.
‘Everything was disturbed,’ said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told KTRK. ‘Furniture was overturned, drawers were opened. It will take some time to process the scene.’
It appears that the couple, both aged 61, were targeted as they parked their car in the garage, and that they could have been dead for up to three days before their bodies were found.
A source told KTRK that the double murder does not appear to be random, and that the couple was likely targeted.
It’s unclear if the crime was perhaps motivated by money; Mr Lam was the owner of six Subway sandwich shops in the Houston area.
SOURCE: ASHLEY COLLMAN