Warrant: Texas man person of interest in 1988 death of teens

June 26, 2017 GMT

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a man recently arrested on a drug charge is a person of interest in the 1988 shooting deaths of two West Texas teenagers.

A search warrant obtained by the San Angelo Standard-Times says hair, fingernails and other items found in the San Angelo home of 47-year-old John Cyrus Gilbreath link him to the teens.

Personal writings also were found that include the names of Sally McNelly and Shane Stewart.


The two went missing after attending a fireworks display and their remains were found four months later near a reservoir.

Gilbreath was arrested June 12 on suspicion of possession of marijuana following a traffic stop. That investigation led authorities to then search his home.

A woman who answered the phone at his home Monday says Gilbreath has no comment.


Information from: Standard-Times,