French family murders suspect Jose Alvarez indicted


Jose Silvano Alvarez Jr.

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WENTWORTH, N.C. — The suspect in the murders of Douglas Troy French and Ladonna Mosley French was indicted on two counts of first-degree murder Tuesday, according to Rockingham County DA Craig Blitzer.

Jose Silvano Alvarez Jr., 28, was arrested last month in connection with the 2012 murders.

The bodies of Douglas Troy French, 48, and Ladonna Mosley French, 45, were found in their home at 791 Pinewood Road at about 2 a.m. on Feb. 4, 2012.

Alvarez was living in Greensboro when he was arrested but at the time of the French murders he was living and working as a landscaper in Rockingham County, according to the sheriff’s office.

Earlier this summer, the continued search for answers pushed some community members into action.

People from the community started The French Family Irrevocable Trust Fund. Money was to go toward a reward for anyone with information.

Sheriff Page said on Aug. 25 Alvarez may not be the only suspect and that the investigation is still ongoing.

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