A neighbor identified a dead Texas couple over the weekend. Authorities arrested a man from the same neighborhood who was identified as the couple’s son.
San Antonio police said Sunday that Michael Vincent Burger20, shoot two people who was found outside what appeared to be his apartment. Sheriff speak the officers found the defendant with an “AR and a shotgun.” Police have only vaguely said that the case may be related to domestic violence, and police have so far not identified the victim.
However, a neighbor in Houston told a local television station there that Noreen and Bill Burger, both longtime career educators, were slain. The neighbor said the couple adopted the defendant.
“They sent him to university. I remember about 20 years ago – or so – they were going to adopt him, and they were really excited,” Charlotte Green told KPRC.
“Never, never did I think of something like that,” Green said, referring to the murders.
Law & Crime attempted to confirm the identities of the victims. The sheriff’s department referred questions to the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office on Tuesday. ME did not immediately respond.
Citing information from the Spring Branch Independent School District, KPRC reports that Bill Burger has been an assistant principal for the past 11 years; Noreen retired after 25 years.
“Mr. Burger is the person you can turn to if anything goes wrong in your life,” Ian Stallnaker, an 8th grader at Cornerstone Academy. “You can always talk to him, count on him to be there and make those jokes.”
Green has affectionately described the couple.
“The most beautiful ones,” she said. “Helpful. Always happy when we hit the mailbox.”
The neighbor also described the defendant Michael Burger as friendly. He did housework in the neighborhood to earn extra money.
Green suggested Noreen and Bill Burger in San Antonio to visit their son. The son went to school there.
“They’re going to be missed a lot,” Green said of the pair. “They’re like bright lights in our neighborhood.”
Michael Burger was charged with multiple murders, according to Bexar County court records. The bond is set at $500,000. The file does not list the name of the defense attorney.
The case is listed as “pending indictment.” A contact ban was also included in court records show.
[Screenshot of the apartment complex via KPRC; booking photo via San Antonio Police Department]
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