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Jason Alan Thornburg biography: 13 things about Euless, Texas man


Jason Alan Thornburg is a Native American man who has lived in different parts of the United States in Arizona, Montana, Oklahoma and Texas. He worked as an electrician’s apprentice.

Thornburg lived in Arizona and Montana before living in Texas. Here are 13 more things about him:

Jason Alan Thornburg (©Fort Worth Police Department)
Jason Alan Thornburg (©Fort Worth Police Department)
  1. He claims to have an in-depth knowledge of the Bible and believes that he was called to commit human sacrifices. (a)
  2. In 2015, he was convicted in a vehicle theft case in Pima County, Arizona and was sentenced to nine months. (b)
  3. In February 2016, he was paroled. (b)
  4. In November 2018, he started a two-year sentence for evading arrest with a vehicle in Wise County, Texas, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. (c)
  5. In May 2019, he was released to mandatory supervision. (c)
  6. On May 21, 2021, police launch a suspicious death investigation when his roommate Mark Jewell, 61, in Fort Worth, Texas was found dead in a house fire but investigators did not have enough information to further tie him to the case. The fire happened minutes after he left for work. He spoke at Jewell’s funeral. (a)(c)(d)
  7. In June 2021, he attended a leadership conference taught by Scott Black, who knew him as a man who lost everything after surviving a fire. On a worksheet, he wrote that he wanted to be a missionary. On June 10, 2021, he was discharged from mandatory supervision. (a)(c)
  8. On July 28, 2021, he started his stay at the Mid City Inn in Euless, Texas. Scott Shaw, who lived just above him, said they had bonded over scripture. He told people living at the motel that he was Navajo and he would pass out fliers for a church in Fort Worth. (c)
  9. In September 2021, drifter David Lueras, 42, and a woman with reddish blonde hair were seen staying with him at the Mid City Inn. On September 21, 2021, he was caught on camera putting several large containers from his Mid City Inn room in his Jeep Grand Cherokee before leaving the motel wearing a full-body suit. On September 22, 2021, he allegedly returned to the motel to put another load of containers into his Jeep then left again. At around 6:15 a.m. that day, the Fort Worth Fire Department responded to reports of a trash fire outside a storage facility in Fort Worth and while working to extinguish the blaze, firefighters discovered the bodies of Lueras and two women inside the receptacle. (a)(b)(c)
  10. On September 27, 2021, police located him in Arlington, Texas where he was working. He agreed to speak with detectives and was arrested in Euless. Charged with capital murder of multiple persons, he is being held at Tarrant County Jail on a $1 million bond. (c)
  11. He was convicted of a few misdemeanors in Oklahoma, Arizona and Texas before his arrest on September 27, 2021. (c)
  12. He was 41 years old when he was arrested on September 27, 2021. (b)
  13. On September 28, 2021, he was named as the primary suspect in the deaths of Lueras and two other women whose burned bodies were found in Fort Worth on September 22, 2021. According to authorities, he admitted to killing the three victims and Jewell as human sacrifices and killing his girlfriend in Arizona. (a)(c)(d)

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