Dennis Ray Anderson, the dangerous, hotly pursued convicted murderer who left a female corpse in a barrel in his back yard here, has been found hanged to death in a Florida motel room.
Christina Garza of the Harris County Sheriff's Office says Friday deputies from the Escambria County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a motel. They determined him to be Anderson.
"The investigation into the identity of the body which was inside the 55-gallon drum at 7518 Split Oak Ct. is still ongoing," Garza said. "Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office Homicide Division will continue to investigate this case and obtain a positive identification of the complainant in this case."
Anderson, 64, had served a long prison term for murdering a woman and her granddaughter during a robbery. He had been living in Houston, but went on the run after police were tipped to the corpse in the barrel.
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The U.S. Marshals Service warned he was armed and extremely dangerous as they pursued him.