Six killed in campsite homicide, suspect charged
Six people are dead after a weekend homicide at a
campsite, according to Anderson County Sheriff Greg
Taylor spoke about the investigation Monday during a press
Deputies were called to a campsite in the 800 block of
County Road 2217 between the Tennessee Colony and the
Harmony Community just before 7 a.m. on Sunday to a
Taylor confirmed that the bodies of a man and woman were
found in a travel trailer. The bodies of four males, who were
initially considered missing, were later recovered about 1:15
p.m. Monday in a pond on the suspect’s residence on
County Road 2217.
old son Kade Johnson, her boyfriend Thomas Kamp, and
Kamp’s two oldest children were the bodies found in that
lake. Carl Johnson, 77, and his daughter Hannah Johnson
were discovered early Saturday morning. Carl Johnson’s
wife, Cynthia Johnson, was the sole survivor of the attack.
The suspect, identified as William Hudson, 33, was arrested
and charged with one count of murder.
Bond has been set at $2.5 million. The sheriff’s office says
law enforcement officers have dealt with Hudson in the
past few weeks on an assault call. They say he is not
cooperating with the investigation.
ever seen. The sheriff’s office says there was one female
survivor who was related to some of the deceased victims.
The Texas Rangers and Palestine Police Department
assisted in the investigation.