Man jailed in Grand Rapids in couple’s 1988 slaying

West Michigan authorities are holding a 42-year-old man as a suspect in the 1988 gun slayings of a Canadian couple at their South Texas trailer home.
AP Wire
Jan 11, 2012


Authorities said DNA evidence led to the charges against Arturo Almaguer.

Police said 70-year-old Evan and 65-year-old Wilda Squire were gunned down in their seasonal trailer home on Nov. 13, 1988, in Weslaco, Texas. Police said several intruders entered the home while the couple slept.

Almaguer has been in the Kent County Jail since late last month. He’s being held on burglary and probation violation charges, as well as murder charges.

The McAllen (Texas) Monitor reported officials made the DNA match after Almaguer was arrested in Grand Rapids.

The couple were from Minnedosa, Manitoba, about 120 miles west-northwest of Winnipeg.


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