Questions Answered about Store Owner’s Murder
LIBERTY, December 28, 2009 - Liberty Police Chief Billy Tidwell extended his sympathies to the family of Naushad Virani in their loss due to a tragic and senseless death in a press conference held in Liberty Monday afternoon.
Liberty Police Chief Billy Tidwell and Officer High Bishop answered several questions that have been in the minds of the public and others.
According to Tidwell, the investigation began around 10:00 PM Friday night and has been continually ongoing since that time.
Chief Tidwell, thanked citizens and others for their countless number of tips and information largely due to the media getting the information out to the public provided by the department.
According to Hugh Bishop it does not appear that others acted along with Walder in this incident. It appears that Walder acted alone.
It is not clear if Welder was on his way to kill other people. At this time it is thought that at the time of his capture he was just looking for a place to hide out of public view.
Investigators are currently seeking a search warrant for his residence in Liberty. According to Bishop, Walder was living at a house in the 400 block of Ash Street in Liberty and was a prior resident of Hull, TX.
The department due to Walder’s affiliation with White Supremacist groups is investigating whether or not this was a hate crime. Information appears to show that Walder is affiliated with the Arian Brotherhood though jail and prison communications.
There is information that there are members of the Arian Brotherhood living in the north part of Liberty county.
Walder was apparently not in the store for very long during the commission of this crime. It appears he was there for less than two minutes.
It appears to investigators that Walder was unemployed.
The results of the Medical Examiners Office examination are not yet available.
According to Bishop, the events of Christmas have shaken the community.
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