The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

January 18, 2014

Benefit lunch today to help family of slain Elkhart woman

Staff Reports
Palestine Herald-Press

PALESTINE — A benefit Mexican lunch will be held today to assist the three children of an Elkhart woman who was allegedly murdered by her ex-husband in an attempted murder-suicide attempt Wednesday morning.

The benefit will kick off at 8 a.m. today at Just Deb's Resale Shop, located at 214 U.S. 287 in Elkhart, across the street from Kim's.

Enchilada plates (red and green) will be available for $5 and Pozole (Mexican soup) for $4. A bake sale also will be held featuring cakes, brownies, cookies and coconut bars. Organizers also plan to sell hot dogs, chips and sodas.

Donations for the family also will be accepted during the event. Just Deb's Resale Shop will donate 50 percent of her proceeds from the day to the benefit.

Lorena Salas Salcedo, 42, was found deceased at her residence in the 400 block of East Parker Street in Elkhart at about 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office. Her ex-husband, Victor Aldaba Salcedo, 43, of Jacksonville, was found lying face down, but still breathing, with an apparent gunshot wound to his face.

At approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday, the ACSO served a capital murder warrant with a $500,000 bond on Salcedo, who is accused of the murder of his ex-wife, and is currently in a Tyler hospital after receiving a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the facial area.

The ACSO is continuing the investigation with the assistance of the Texas Rangers, according to ACSO Sheriff Greg Taylor.