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Police work that deserves recognition

It is reassuring to know that the long arm of the law was able to find a suspect quickly and make an arrest in the murder that shook Ennis last week.
Ours is a small and safe community, for the most part — reports of a murder are met with wide-eyed disbelief coupled with compassionate understanding.
The families of those involved need all of the support and service that this community can provide, and it would behoove us to remember them as we look ahead toward what happens next.
The murder of 62-year-old Julia Jaquez set Ennis on its ear. With the memory of the gruesome 2008 murder of George Lee Frazier still in the community’s consciousness, we needed to know this case would resolve quickly.
Thankfully, Ennis police tracked down and arrested a suspect within hours of the time when the first report rolled in.
Michael Wayne Johnson, 29, who was the first to call police in the case and report the alleged attack on Jaquez, is the center of the investigation into her death. He has been charged.
We’ll know more about what happened as more details come out of the investigation being spearheaded by Ennis police.
That investigation will require detailed evidentiary analysis that will delay movement for some time. Our hope is that the analysis and further evidence gathering being done in this case are quick, efficient and purpose-driven.
We’re shocked by the crime, and we are glad to know that police are doing what they can to help make a legal case that will hopefully end in some measure of resolution for the family of the deceased. Our thoughts are with them in this trying and incredibly difficult time.

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