Subway franchisee and his wife, found bound and shot dead with their home ransacked in targeted attack in upscale Houston community
Bodies of Bao and Jenny Lam, both 61, were found in their upmarket gated-community home in Spring, Texas on Jan 13
Their son Richard called police Saturday after he hadn’t heard from them for several days, police believe they may have been killed Thursday
The was not random – Lams, it appears were targeted while parking their car into the garage, as the home was ransacked, with firearms and other items missing
Mr Lam has six Subway sandwich shops in the Houston area
Home owners, Bao and Jenny Lam were found executed in their Spring, Texas home on Jan 13
A Subway franchisee and his wife were found executed in their home, in a gated community in Spring, Texas, on Saturday.
Bao and Jenny Lam’s adult son Richard called police to conduct a welfare check on his parents this weekend when he hadn’t heard from them in two days.
Police broke into the two-story home around 9pm and found the couple bound and shot dead on the first floor.
The home which is located in the gated Northgate Country Club community, was ransacked, with firearms and other items missing.
Bao and Jenny Lam, both 61, were found bound and executed in their Spring, Texas home, on Saturday
Multi-Subway franchise owners, Bao and Jenny Lam, [left], were found both murdered in their Spring, Texas home [right], on Saturday
Police say the couple were found bound and shot on the first floor of their home [photo], in a gated community late Saturday night
‘Everything was disturbed,’ said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told KTRK. ‘Furniture was overturned, drawers were opened. It will take some time to process the scene.’
It appears that the couple, both aged 61, were targeted as they parked their car in the garage, and that they could have been dead for up to three days before their bodies were found.The couple’s adult son Richard [right], and seen with his mom [left], called police to conduct a welfare check on his parents after not hearing from them in two days
A source told KTRK that the double murder does not appear to be random, and that the couple was likely targeted.
It’s unclear if the crime was perhaps motivated by money; Mr Lam was the owner of six Subway sandwich shops in the Houston area.
Richard Lam posted his childhood photos with his mother Jenny Lam
Richard shared these pictures of him and his parents after their bodies were found this weekend
‘It’s very scary. That’s why I am worried right now,’ one neighbor said. ‘You don’t know what is going on next door.’
Police are hopeful that surveillance cameras in the neighborhood will help them nab the person or persons responsible.
Anyone with information on the double murder is being asked to call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 713-274-9100 or CrimeStoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Local police say it looks like the couple were targeted as they were parking their car into the garage [above], the home on Saturday night.
Robbery appears to be the motive in this targeted home invasion, police said.
“We found out from the son that he was concerned because he hadn’t heard from his parents in a couple days. He came out this evening at approximately 8 p.m. and there was no response so he called deputies out to the scene, we forced entry into the home and the two bodies were discovered at this point,” Sheriff Gonzalez said.