Sheriff: Investigators assisting Alton police in double homicide probe

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office is currently assisting the Alton Police Department in investigating a suspected double homicide in the city, according to Sheriff Eddie Guerra.

Guerra issued a statement via Twitter saying that HCSO homicide investigators and crime scene specialists are in the 900 block of Jefferson Street to assist Alton authorities in the probe.

According to Guerra, the location is where two males were found dead. Their identities and the circumstances of the bodies’ discovery are unclear as of press time.

Check back for updates to this developing story.