ECTOR COUNTY, TX (KWES) - Seven people are behind bars, accused of capital murder in the death of Fred Hardy McNeal.
He was first reported missing in September 2017. After the investigation was opened, McNeal's body was found on Oct. 27 in a shallow grave on F.M. 181 and Sheep Pasture Rd.
Further investigation led to the arrest of seven suspects believed to be involved in the murder.
Wesley P. Dickenson W/M, DOB: 01/07/1970
Jose A. Ramirez, W/M, DOB: 09/08/1982 (Arrested in Grand Falls by U.S. Marshal's Office)
Jennifer N. Rogers, W/F, DOB: 09/10/1988
Michael T. Silvas, W/M, DOB: 11/21/1982
Mikel G. Stegall (Jr.) W/M, DOB: 03/11/1980
Eddie Barnes, W/M, DOB: 09/13/1974
David R. Dearick, W/M, DOB: 11/24/1989
The investigation into why McNeal was murder is still open at this time.