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Update: The Rev. Israel Ahimbisibwe, wife Dorcus, and son Israel Junior found dead

Update: The Rev. Israel Ahimbisibwe, wife Dorcus, and son Israel Junior found dead

Houston police have stated that the family members were found dead with signs of trauma in their Houston apartment.

ABC 13 reported earlier, having received confirmation from the Diocese of Texas that the address is where Israel Ahimbisibwe, a local priest, lived with wife Dorcus and  youngest son, Israel Junior.

After not seeing the family in church, parishioners visited the home, and called the police when no one answered. Click2Houston quotes Diocesan Bishop Andrew Doyle.

From the article:

“This is a horrific and awful tragedy,” said Bishop C. Andrew Doyle, Bishop of Texas, “We are in touch with the police and Israel’s family here in Houston. Please keep the Ahimbisibwe and Redeemer families in your prayers.”

Our prayers are with Redeemer Episcopal Church in Houston and the Ahimbisibwe family.

For more information and future updates, ABC 13 is reporting online.

An early statement from the Diocese of Texas is here.

Posted by David Streever
Updated with confirmation of facts at 4:50 pm

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Bro David

The priest’s 19 year old son has now been charged with the three murders.
http://abc13.com/news/son-arrested-charged-in-death-of-priest-wife-and-young-child/504153/

Police believe the family was killed the day the parents were to confront the 19 year old with the lie that he had joined the US Marines.

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Kagwa patricia

Sorry dear rev.isreal,may yo souls rest in peace.

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JC Fisher

Prayers ascending! RIP...

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Steve White

So very sad. Israel was my classmate in a class taught by John Mbiti at Princeton Seminary in 1998. A wonderful man. So very sad.
May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

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Lionel Deimel

The correct link seems to be http://abc13.com/news/three--found-dead-in-west-houston-apartment/500914/.

[Thank, Lionel. Fixed for now. - ed.]

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