UPDATE: 2 new suspects arrested in Rodriguez murder

UPDATE: 2 new suspects arrested in Rodriguez murder

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James Anderson, 26 James Anderson, 26
Freddie Salinas, 39 Freddie Salinas, 39
Heather Casias, 32 Heather Casias, 32
Brett Garza, 33 Brett Garza, 33
David Hampton, 54 David Hampton, 54
Toby Daughtry, 39 Toby Daughtry, 39
Amanda Blagburn, 33 Amanda Blagburn, 33
David Hampton, 54 David Hampton, 54
LUBBOCK, Texas -

Update Wednesday 1:05 p.m.:

Police report David Hampton was booked into the Lubbock County Jail Wednesday after being moved from Abilene.  


Investigators identified two new suspects in relation to the death of a man from Slaton Monday morning.

There are now seven total suspects accused of being involved with 79-year-old Celestino Rodriguez's disappearance and murder. 

James Anderson, 26, and Freddie Salinas, 39, are accused of tampering with Rodriguez's body, a 2nd degree felony. Investigators served Anderson's warrant in the Hale County Jail. Anderson's held on a $100,000 bond.

Salinas was arrested Monday afternoon in Abernathy. 

Investigators are also still searching for Heather Casias, 32. She was charged Saturday with Rodriguez's murder. Casias is Hispanic, approximately 5'0", 180 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. 

Brett Garza, 33, and David Hampton, 54, are also charged with Rodriguez's murder. They were originally arrested for debit abuse of an elderly person, accused of using Rodriguez's debit card after his disappearance. 

Special investigators are also charging Toby Daughtry, 39, and Amanda Blagburn, 33. Investigators report the two were driving Rodriguez's car after his disappearance. A warrant indicates Daughtry told Texas Rangers he'd beat an old man for it, and left the victim in a field. Investigators report Daughtry admitted to ditching the car with Blagburn and cleaning their fingerprints off it. 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Heather Casias is urged to call Crime Line at 806-741-1000 or Detective Gerber at 806-777-0396.

Related stories: 
AUG. 17: Police seek woman, among three suspects wanted for Slaton man's murder 
AUG. 16: Authorities identify body found Thursday as missing elderly Slaton man
AUG. 14: Warrant: Missing Slaton man may have been beaten, car stolen
AUG. 13: LPD seeking third person of interest in missing Slaton man case
AUG 9: LPD names two persons of interest in Celestino Rodriguez's disappearance 
AUG. 8: 79-year-old Celestino Rodriguez still missing despite canceled Silver Alert
AUG. 5: Silver Alert for missing Slaton man

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