According to the Fort Worth Homicide sergeant, Thornburg admitted to killing two other people on two separate occasions in addition to the three victims found in the dumpster.
The Fort Worth Police Department announced that on September 22, the Forth Worth Fire Department responded to a dumpster fire on the 3100 block of Bonnie Drive. While extinguishing the fire, officials reportedly found three bodies, which included a child, a young teenager or adult female, and an adult male. Fort Worth Police said the bodies were "burned and heavily dismembered." Additionally, there were "body parts unaccounted for."
Police said identifying the victims is a “difficult” process due to the "dismembered conditions of the body." They did, however, identify the male victim as 42-year-old David Lueras.
The Forth Worth Star-Telegram reports Thornburg and Lueras lived together in a motel room in Euless, but he did not know the two women very well. Thornburg reportedly put the body parts in plastic containers and wore a Hazmat suit while transporting them to the dumpster.
Thornburg was reportedly a person of interest in the May death of his roommate. Mark Jewell was reportedly found inside their residence, which was on fire. Officers reportedly did not have probable cause to arrest Thornburg at the time, KXAS reports.
The Star-Telegram reports he admitted to killing Jewell. Thornburg reportedly told investigators he killed his girlfriend in Arizona as a sacrifice.