Bodies of Missing Fannin County Family Found

Victims' Bodies Located South of Sherman

By Reginald Hardwick
|  Sunday, Jan 22, 2012  |  Updated 9:12 AM CDT
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Bodies of Missing Fannin County Family Found

DeSoto Parish Sheriff

The sheriff of DeSoto Parish, La., said Thomas Taunton, 52, is being held on a capital murder warrant in connection with the disappearances of three people in Fannin County.

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Sheriff's deputies in Fannin County have discovered bodies that may belong to three people missing since Sunday.

The Fannin County Sheriff told reporters Saturday evening that the bodies were discovered in a pasture 11 miles south of Sherman near State Highway 11 and FM 1417. 

Harold and Sue Harpst along with their daughter Regina Taunton disappeared last week.  Police arrested Sue's son Thomas Taunton in DeSoto Parrish, Louisiana.  He is charged with murders based on evidence found at the Harpst's house in Fannin County.

The bodies will be transferred to the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office for identification.

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