Police Identify Two People Found Murdered In Plano Home, Suspects In Custody

Alan Scaia
November 19, 2019 - 5:01 pm

NBC 5 News


DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Police have identified the two people found dead in an apartment in Plano Sunday. They say Theresa Coomes, 71, and Jimmy Farris, 72, were murdered.

McLennan County deputies have identified two people who may have been involved, but neither has been charged in the deaths.

They stopped a car south of Waco for a traffic violation Sunday. Deputies say they found the identification, social security cards and credit cards of two other people inside.

They also found several knives and methamphetamine in the car driven by Carmen Moreno, 23. She was arrested and charged with drug possession.

They say another car stopped, a woman got out and said the first driver had something that belonged to her. Deputies say the second woman who stopped had blood on her coat.

Cynthia Wingate, 29, was arrested and charged with fraudulent possession of identifying information of an elderly person.

Investigators say neither car was registered to either woman, so they asked Plano police for a welfare check of the registered owners. Plano police found the two victims inside the apartment.

Neither has been been charged in the deaths in Plano, but the McLennan County Sheriff's Office says additional charges could be filed.

A friend of Wingate says she had become addicted to methamphetamine. Lo Tatum says he had just seen Wingate last Friday.

"I was just, like, Alix, look at your face, you don't look like the same person. I can't really be around you, knowing the type of person you are, now," Tatum says.

Tatum says Wingate had an "on-off relationship" with Farris.

"She lived there, and what she would do is she would hang out with him during the week. Then on the weekends, we would drive to Austin and spend the money he would give her," Tatum says.