Trial for man accused of 1988 murder to begin Monday
, 2022-09-08 23:06:00,
Daniel Andrew MacGinnis is charged with murder in connection to the death of Patricia Ann Jacobs.
PORT ARTHUR, Texas — The trial for the 63-year-old Warren man accused of killing a Hardin County woman in 1988 is expected to begin Monday.
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Daniel Andrew MacGinnis is charged with murder in connection to the death of Patricia Ann Jacobs. An investigation into Jacobs’ death began in October 1988.
Jacobs did not return home from a meeting at the Silver Spur tavern in Hardin County in early October of 1988. The morning after she did not return home, Jacobs’ truck was found still parked in the Silver Spur parking lot and she was reported missing.
Jacobs’ body was found on October 6,1988 in the Neches River in Port Arthur.
Jacobs had injuries to her head and face. An autopsy later determined she drowned, according to the release.
Her death was listed as a “probable homicide.”
The Texas Rangers, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and Port Arthur Police Department intensely investigated Jacobs’ death. After interviewing multiple witnesses, investigators identified MacGinnis as a…
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