Person of Interest Detained in Murder Investigation

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A person of interest in the murder investigation of a 66-year old Teague woman whose body was discovered Sunday afternoon, February 9th, is currently in Freestone County Jail for unrelated charges.

The main suspect in the investigation into the death of Marjorie Harris Pevehouse is 23-year old Larson Edwin Moore, III of Teague. Law enforcement authorities are not releasing much information due to the on-going murder investigation, but records show that Moore was arrested by officers Saturday evening, after becoming involved in an altercation at the Teague Motel. The Freestone County Sheriff?s Department confirmed Moore was in jail and has been charged with one count of aggravated assault, one count of Class C assault, one count of resisting arrest, and possession of Marijuana. Bond has been set at some $41,500 for the combine charges, according to a jailer at the Sheriff?s Office Tuesday morning.

The investigation, which now includes the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Rangers, began at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday, February 9th when the Teague Police Department received a call to go to 102 Robbie Lane on a report of a female laying on the floor and unknown if she is breathing, according to a press release issued by Teague Chief of Police Dennis Cox.

Upon arrival by officers, Pevehouse has was found deceased on the floor with blood on her body. Upon further observation by officers, it appeared that a struggle had taken place and a knife was found in the immediate area. The press release issued by Chief Cox states the area was then cordoned off and the Teague Police Department began the investigation as a possible homicide. Shortly thereafter the Teague Police Department asked for assistance with the investigation from the Freestone County Sheriff?s Office, the Freestone County District Attorney?s Office and the Texas Rangers.

The DPS mobile crime lab from Waco was contacted and upon arrival began processing information found at the crime scene. The body of Pevehouse was sent to Dallas for an autopsy.

Authorities believe a warrant for the murder of Ms. Pevehouse will be issued after forensic evidence is returned from the crime lab.

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