The son of a Texas couple who were found bound and shot to death execution-style in a gated community on Saturday believes his parents may have been followed by someone who knew they had cash to deposit from their Subway sandwich franchises.
Richard Lam said his parents, Bao and Jenny Lam, were in the process of handing the day-to-day operations of their fast-food chain to him, including putting him in charge of depositing the proceeds from the six sandwich shops at the bank.
Last week, however, Richard was away on a cruise, so his parents were back in charge of running their eateries and taking care of the cash deposits.
Their son came back from his vacation on Saturday morning and tried calling his parents several times, but no one picked up.
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Son speaks out: Richard Lam (left) suspects someone targeted his slain parents, Bao and Jenny Lam (right) because they knew the pair had cash from their Subway eateries
Police say the couple were found bound and shot on the first floor of their home (pictured) in a gated community late Saturday night
That evening, he drove to their home in the 16500 block of Glorietta Turn in Spring and called 911 at 8pm, asking to perform a welfare check.
Police broke into the two-story home around 9pm and found the couple bound and shot dead on the first floor.
The home - located in the gated Northgate Country Club community - was ransacked, with firearms and other items missing.