Several arrested for murder of man reported missing back in December

On Tuesday, four men were arrested in Kenedy, Texas in connection to the man who had been reported missing, then found dead by officials.

KENEDY, Texas — Several men were arrested Tuesday in connection to the murder of man who had been reported missing by his family back in December.

Zach Decas had been reported missing by his family on December 15, 2022 and officials believed he was dead.

Further investigation led police to a body they believed to be Decas. 

The remains were confirmed to be that of th emissing man by the Nueces County Medical Examiner. 

Four men were arrested and charged in the killing of Decas. 

Three of the men are being charged with Homicide, as well as Tampering with Evidence and a fourth man is just being charged with Tampering with Evidence. All of the men are from Kenedy.

  • Baldomero Farias – Homicide, tampering with evidence
  • Jesse Joe Salanis – Homicide, tampering with evidence 
  • Miranda Corpus – Homicide, tampering with evidence 
  • Raul Santos III – Tampering with evidence

Further arrests are possible as the investigation is still ongoing. 

The Kenedy Police Department was assisted by theTexas Rangers on this investigation.                                                               


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