Weatherford man murdered near La Junta

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A gruesome murder in unincorporated Parker County about halfway between Springtown and Azle has stunned area residents.

Deputies responded to a request for a welfare check on a 24-year-old man around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16.

They found Nicholas David Camfield, 24, at a residence in the 200 block of Valley Meadows Drive covered in blood.

Another man, 24-year-old John Daniel “JD” Doss, also of Weatherford, was discovered deceased on a bed in the master bedroom of the home, covered with a blanket.

The double wide mobile home is located just south of Highway 199 and north of Highland Circle in an area of similar homes mostly on one- to five-acre lots.

According to a press released issued by Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler, a man requested the welfare check because his friend, Doss, had been missing. The caller also stated he believed Doss to be with Camfield at the Valley Meadows residence where Camfield was house-sitting for friends.

“This was a particularly brutal homicide,” Fowler said in the release.

Investigators with both the Parker County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers said Camfield told them during an interview that he used a pickaxe during the commission of the murder, and that he was an acquaintance of the victim.

Camfield was charged with murder. He is in custody at the Parker County jail where his bond has been set at $1 million.

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