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Six people found dead at Texas campsite, including child

By Doug G. Ware
Police in Anderson County, Texas, arrested William Hudson on suspicion of killing six people, including a child, at a camping site. Photo courtesy of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office
Police in Anderson County, Texas, arrested William Hudson on suspicion of killing six people, including a child, at a camping site. Photo courtesy of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office

ANDERSON COUNTY, Texas, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Police arrested a Texas man after six bodies were discovered at a campsite near Dallas, authorities said.

The bodies were found Sunday on private property in Anderson County, officials said. Among the dead was a young child.

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Police identified the suspect in the case as William Hudson, who investigators said owns property near the site where the bodies were found. The victims were members of two families.

Police said the victims were visiting the area and staying in a trailer belonging to one of those killed. Five males and one female were killed. Officials said one woman, though, survived.

Investigators said four of the bodies had been dumped in a pond behind Hudson's property and the other two were found inside the trailer.

Authorities were sent to the campsite area after receiving a report of a shooting Sunday morning. The area is located about 100 miles southeast of Dallas.

Hudson, 33, was arrested and jailed on suspicion of murder. He was being held on $2.5 million bail, KYVX-TV reported Monday.

Authorities were trying to determine a motive in what the sheriff's office said is the worst murder case in Anderson County's history.

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The Texas Rangers, Anderson County Sheriff's Office and Dallas Police Department are involved in the investigation.

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