Comal County Sheriff’s Office investigators said Wednesday they are still investigating two Spring Branch deaths – the shooting of a Mexican national in an apparent domestic dispute last week, and the disappearance and recovery of Shana DiMambro last month.
Pending notification from the family, the CCSO is still holding the name of the 36-year-old man found shot dead in the bathroom of a home on August 3. Eve Escobedo, 53, told authorities she killed the man in self-defense during a spat the day before.
Escobedo was charged with tampering with evidence at the scene on August 4, and she was released from Comal County Jail the next day after posting $50,000 bond.
Criminal Investigations Division Capt. Rocky Millican said CCSO cannot release the man’s identity until they know the Mexican consulate has notified the man’s next of kin. .
“It’s our policy and we’ve contacted the Mexican consulate twice in the last week but they haven’t come back – I’m sure they’ve been busy with whatever they have to do at the border and beyond. ‘other places,’ Millican said Wednesday. . “We have heard that some family members may know but have not been told by the consulate office.”
Deputies and Texas Rangers called to a house in the 100 block of Navigator Lane in Spring Branch on the afternoon of August 3 found the Hispanic man lying on the floor in the bathroom with a single gunshot wound to his chest. .
Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Tom Clark ordered an autopsy, which was performed on Friday, and Millican said investigators are awaiting the results.
“We are actively working on this case on a daily basis,” Millican said.
Meanwhile, Millican on Wednesday clarified the CCSO’s investigation into DiMambro’s death.
The 45-year-old Spring Branch woman disappeared on July 19 and searchers discovered her body lying in the middle of a dried-up retention pond on a property 200 yards from her residence in Texas 46 RV Park.
“At this point, we have no evidence of a criminal connection or offense,” Millican said last week, following an autopsy which the CCSO said revealed “no signs appearance of trauma”.
However, toxicology results from the autopsy could take weeks or even months, meaning homicide has not been fully ruled out as a cause, Millican said.
“Until we get all of these results and confirm everything, along with all the other evidence, we can’t say it wasn’t a homicide or a (natural) death,” he said. he declared.