The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at approximately 2:10am Friday morning from 35 year old Ciera Eaton who reported that her father, 64 year old Michael Eaton had just committed suicide at their residence on CR 4533 in south Liberty County. When responding deputies arrived on the scene they found Michael Eaton lying in the front yard of a mobile home/duplex and deceased from a single gunshot wound. It appears that both father and daughter lived in the same mobile home that had been converted into a duplex arrangement.
According to Criminal Investigation Division Commander Captain Billy Knox, it was during the initial investigation that deputies began to question the facts of the reported suicide story that Ciera Eaton was giving when compared to evidence found at the scene. Deputies then requested Investigators from the LCSO and Texas Rangers to be summoned to the home to conduct further investigation. It was not long before the daughter admitted to Investigators that she shot her father with a handgun after having an argument over an unconfirmed family dispute issue.
Ciera Eaton has been filed on for Murder and placed in the Liberty County Jail. The investigation is on-going as Investigators are still working to determine the full details of what led up to the shooting.