Wanted Fugitive Found Dead In Dalhart

By Megan Moore
NewsChannel 10

Dalhart, Texas - The man wanted in the shooting death of his wife has been found dead in a vacant lot in Dalhart.

Police say the death of 78 year old Jose Abel Cancino is a likely suicide.  They say he had a gunshot wound when they found him early Saturday morning.

Cancino is believed to have gunned down his wife, Elva, on Wednesday night outside their Dalhart apartment as she was bringing in Christmas decorations.  Her two grandchildren saw the whole thing.

Police had been combing the Rita Blanca Lake Park for any sign of Cancino and also had thought he was headed to Mexico, where he has family.