Why did William Yah Escaño kill his family? No one will ever know (PHOTOS)

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Why did William Yah Escaño kill his family? No one will ever know (PHOTOS)
  • William Yah Escaño was responsible for a quadruple homicide after he killed his entire family.
  • The boy also committed suicide and now no one will know the reason why he committed such atrocity.
  • William Yah Escaño’s victims were his mother, stepfather, and two younger siblings.

William Yah Escaño took to the grave the secret of why he shot and killed his mother, stepfather and two little siblings in Texas. The young William Yah Escaño, 23, committed suicide when he was surrounded by agents of the Homicide Division of the Houston Police Department (HPD) who were going to arrest him.

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The family tragedy perpetrated by William Yah Escaño has shocked the Hispanic community in Texas as the boy shot and killed his mother Elvira Escaño, 44, and his stepfather Jairo Escaño, 37; his sister Isabelle Escaño, 13 years old, and his younger brother Jairo Escaño Jr., 10 years old, and later he set their family’s house on fire.

Why did William Yah Escaño decide to kill his family?

Why did William Yah Escaño decide to kill his family?
William Yah Escaño, 23, is responsible for the murder of the four members of his family who were shot to death, set the house on fire and days later also shot himself. (Photo: Special for MundoHispánico)

Last Friday, September 10, 2021, other relatives of the Escaño had to go for the second time in less than a week to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (IFS, for its acronym in English) to recognize and claim the body of young William Yah Escaño after the boy’s suicide to avoid being detained.

With the suicide of a bullet in the head of the alleged murderer William Yah Escaño, the agents of the HPD Homicide Division closed their investigation into the crime of Jairo Escaño and Elvira Escaño as well as their two young children Isabelle Escaño and Jairo Escaño Jr. Lo they closed, yes; but without being able to know the murderer’s motive.

The quadruple murder of William Yah Escaño

The quadruple murder of William Yah Escaño
The victims of the quadruple homicide were his mother Elvira Escaño (from left to right), his sister Isabelle Escaño, his stepfather Jairo Escaño Jr. and his brother Jairo Escaño Jr. (Photo: Especial para MundoHispánico)

The tragedy perpetrated by William Yah Escaño was discovered at 8:10 in the morning of this Sunday, September 5, 2021, some neighbors in the southwest of the Houston metropolitan area, called the emergency number to report that the house marked with 7518 Imogene Street was on fire with a family inside.

To the house of the Escaño family the members of the Houston Fire Department (HFD) fought for several hours to extinguish the fire. After putting out the flames, the corporation’s paramedics entered the house to help people who, they thought, were just intoxicated by smoke.

They discover almost the entire Escaño family murdered

They discover almost the entire Escaño family murdered
(Photo: Taken from Twitter)

However, when HFD paramedics entered the house they discovered that the four people inside the house, two adults and two children, had been shot to death. Then the case of the fire changed completely and the firefighters requested the presence of the agents of the HPD Homicide Division to investigate the case.

The agents of the HPD Homicide Division determined in the place that the two adults were Jairo Escaño, his wife Elvira Escaño and the children Isabelle Escaño, 13 years old and his younger brother Jairo Escaño Jr. From the first investigations the agents suspected of a family drama in the Escaño house.

Neighbors’ videos help identify the killer

The quadruple murder of William Yah Escaño
(Photo: Taken from Twitter)

The case was so dramatic that Troy Finner himself, the head of HPD, showed up at the house where William Yah Escaño had caused the massacre to coordinate the investigations himself. Finner revealed at a press conference that according to the investigations of the Homicide Division agents, the crime was a case of domestic violence.

The house of the tragedy in the Escaño family was under the custody of the agents of the HPD Homicide Division and this allowed them to discover that one of the family’s cars had disappeared. That clue was the key to later locating the murderer William Yah Escaño.

William Yah Escaño escaped in another family car

(Photo: Taken from Twitter)

According to a source from MundoHispánico In Texas, investigations into the quadruple murder allowed HPD Homicide Division agents to almost immediately identify William Yah Escaño as the alleged perpetrator of the crime and who was a fugitive after the brutal massacre of his family.

According to Troy Finner, the head of HPD, the four members of the Escaño family were not shot to death in a random crime. “I don’t think this was a random crime, the person responsible did not break into the house,” Finner explained during his appearance with the media.

The killer set the house on fire to destroy evidence

(Photo: Taken from Twitter)

Troy Finner called the fire that burned the house “normal” after the quadruple homicide. “It’s what some suspects do. They try to destroy evidence and all that by setting fire, but I don’t think it has worked for their benefit at the moment, ”said the police chief.

Officers from the HPD Homicide Division scoured the entire block of Imogene Street, between Atwell Drive and Renwick Drive, to collect the images on the neighbors’ surveillance cameras. That effort was what allowed the agents to identify William Yah Escaño as the alleged murderer and the car in which he was traveling.

William Yah Escaño prefers to die rather than surrender

Yasar Bashir, Assistant Chief of the HPD, revealed that William Yah Escaño decided to take his own life before being arrested by the agents of the Homicide Division who captured him. (Photo: Houston Police Department)

The case of William Yah Escaño as the murderer of his family took a dramatic turn last Thursday, September 9, 2021 when HPD Homicide Division agents discovered the car in which he was traveling as one of the most wanted fugitives in the Houston metropolitan area in Texas.

According to Yasar Bashir, assistant chief of the HPD, at 8:10 am this Thursday, the Homicide Division agents found William Yah Escaño and his car in a vacant lot at 6200 Alder Drive, in the neighborhood. from Shenadoah, southwest of the greater Houston area, across from Burnett Bayland Park.

The same weapon for four homicides and one suicide

(Photo: Taken from Twitter)

However, when the HPD Homicide Division agents were about to capture the boy, he noticed the presence of the authorities, drew a pistol and shot himself to death. The weapon, according to Bashir, according to the first forensic expert reports is the same one he used to kill the other members of the Escaño family.

The astonished agents of the Homicide Division when they saw that William Yah Escaño shot himself in front of them when they were going to arrest him, asked for the help of HFD paramedics to transfer the boy to a Medical Center hospital in Houston so that the doctors could try to save his life. life.

Where did William Yah Escaño get the murder weapon from?

 

(Photo: Taken from Twitter)

However, the young William Yah Escaño passed away in the hospital emergency room when doctors were fighting to save his life. His suicide closed the last chapter of one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the Hispanic community of Houston, Texas, and which resulted in five deaths.

The quadruple murder of the Escaño family has been the exclusive news among the Hispanic community of Houston, Texas, since the shooting killed Jairo Escaño, his wife Elvira Escaño, their children Isabelle Escaño and the youngest son Jairo Escaño Jr. Later, William was killed Yah Escaño and now no one will know why he decided to kill his family.

The Firearm Deaths Pandemic

(Photo: Houston Police Department)

The tragedy that William Yah Escaño caused with five deaths is one more link in the violence with firearms in the country. The non-profit organization National Archive of Gun Violence, which fights to raise awareness about the dangers of the free sale of firearms, reports that 31,118 people have died so far this year.

As of Sunday, September 12, 2o21 of those people who have been shot dead in the United States, a total of 14,288 were murdered and 16,830 committed suicide. 28,617 have been injured. The country already experienced 489 mass shootings in the first half of the year, where several people died in the same event.

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