Tarrant County

Mysterious Death of Benbrook High School Senior Ruled a Homicide, Investigation Ongoing

Investigation into high school senior's homicide ongoing, sheriff's department says

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The death of an 18-year-old Benbrook High School student has been ruled a homicide, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office, but details surrounding the teen's death are still unknown.

Deputies with the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department found Leo David Pantalion injured when responding to a disturbance call at 3:15 a.m. Monday at a mobile home park in the 5100 block of Ben Day Murrin Road.

Pantalion, who was expected to graduate from high school next month, was transported from the unincorporated part of southwestern Tarrant County where he lived to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth where he died the next morning.

Investigators have shared little information about Pantalion's injuries or what led to his death. However, according to the county medical examiner's office, Pantalion's death was the result of a crushing blow to the head and was ruled a homicide.

The family of a Benbrook teen found injured early Monday morning at a mobile home park in the 5100 block of Ben Day Murrin Road spoke out Friday looking for answers in the teen's death.

Officials with the sheriff's office said "detectives are collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses" and that "the investigation is ongoing and additional information will be released as it becomes available."

So far, no other details have been released and no arrests have been announced.

Anyone with information surrounding his death is asked to contact Tarrant County Detectives Garcia or Smith at 817-884-1305.

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