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Man accused of killing 2-year-old daughter in 'violent death' indicted on capital murder charges in Orange County

Roque was arrested naked on the front porch of his home in what Orange Police Captain Robert Enmon described as the “most gruesome” case he had seen in 29 years.

ORANGE, Texas — A man accused of killing his 2-year-old daughter in Orange in February has been indicted on capital murder charges. 

Yovahnis Roque, is accused of killing his daughter, Savannah Roque on February 19.

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Roque was arrested naked on the front porch of his home in what Orange Police Captain Robert Enmon described as the “most gruesome” case he had seen in 29 years.

Enmon said that the weapon Roque used was a hammer.

When officers arrived at the scene they found Roque completely naked and covered in blood according to the probable cause affidavit.

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After detaining Roque they entered the house and found his daughter’s body in a bedroom closet according to the document.

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When Roque’s mother, “Martha”, arrived at the home she found Roque in the closet covered in blood police said in the affidavit.

She told them when she asked him what he had done he replied that he had “ended his life” according to the affidavit.

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