PCSO releases names of 3 people found dead at Escapees Park

Three people found deceased at a home in the Escapees Park have been tentatively identified as Michael Nuncio, his wife Debra Nuncio and their son Anthony Nuncio,  Byron Lyons, Polk County Sheriff-Elect said Sunday.

Investigators spent most of the day Saturday gathering evidence from a residence in the Escapees Park after a couple and their adult son were found deceased by a Polk County deputy sheriff.

All three were taken to the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy and positive identification. 

A deputy found the bodies after the Nuncios’ daughter asked PCSO to check the home in the 100 block of West Dove because she had not spoken with them for two days.

Soon after his arrival, the deputy requested assistance at that residence. 

Texas Rangers joined PCSO investigators to execute a search warrant for the property. When they entered the home, investigators found items in the residence and an adjacent building that prompted concerts of possible explosive devices. 

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) assisted with identifying the suspicious items. When ATF agents could not identify the objects, they set a small explosive charge and detonated the object. Investigators re-entered and found the couple and their adult son. 

After investigators spoke with the couple’s daughter and neighbors, they believe the deaths occurred Thursday. 

Following an inquest, Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Robert Johnson ordered the bodies to be transported to the Harris County Forensics Lab. Medical Examiners will determine the cause of death, when the deaths occurred and identities of the deceased. 

“We want the community to know that we are not looking for any suspects in connection with these deaths, nor do we feel there are hazards to the community surrounding these deaths,” Lyons said. 

Anyone who has information related to these deaths, please contact Capt. Rickie Childers at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at (936) 327-6810.