Only 16 miles from Glen Rose, the lakeside community of Granbury was shocked last weekend when two local residents were found slumped over in the front seat of a sport utility vehicle in the parking lot of a local business.
The bodies of Robyn DeAnn Richter, 32, and Shawna Rachelle Ferris, 35, were discovered by an employee of Bear’s Plumbing Saturday morning. The employee found the women just before 8 a.m. in the parking lot outside the business. The employee thought the women were sleeping in the automobile and called police.
Witnesses said the two women had dined together at a local Japanese restaurant Friday evening and it is not entirely certain where the two might have gone from there. Miyako Japanese Restaurant is located only steps away from the plumbing supply company where the women’s bodies were found.
When police arrived at the scene, they discovered both victims, dead of apparent gunshot wounds to the head.
A report in the Hood County News, said Ritcher, who worked in the county tax assessor’s office, feared for her safety and because of that fear was routinely escorted from her car when she left her office.
As of Monday afternoon, Granbury police have made no arrests in the case.
It was also reported the two women lived together at some point. The Fort Worth Star Telegram quoted Hood County Tax Assessor Sandy Tidwell Gilmore as saying the two women had met a year ago when they were both living at a women’s shelter. It was also said the women, both divorced, went out together frequently.
While many questions remain, Sgt. Rodney Casey said Monday afternoon that the department is working around the clock to find the killer or killers in a case that is being referred to as a double slaying.
“There have been no developments in the case,” Casey said. “We still don’t have a motive or a suspect. We are still interviewing people. We are working 24/7 to get to this bottom of this case.”