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Nicholas David Camfield (credit: Parker County Sheriff's Office)

Nicholas David Camfield (credit: Parker County Sheriff’s Office)

SPRINGTOWN (CBSDFW.COM) - Deputies in Parker County arrested a man suspected of committing a murder in Springtown late Wednesday night. The incident happened at about 11:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Valley Meadows Drive. Authorities were called to check on the victim’s welfare, but instead found him dead inside of a home.

A friend of the victim called the Parker County Sheriff’s Office stating that the man — his identity has not been released — had been missing. He was known to be with 24-year-old Nicholas Davis Camfield of Weatherford. When deputies arrived on the scene, they discovered the caller’s friend dead and Camfield covered in blood. Camfield was reportedly housesitting for someone else who was not at the scene.

The victim, described only as a man in his 20s, was covered by a blanket in a bedroom at the home. Investigators said that he was killed by a pickaxe but the official cause of death is pending an autopsy. Camfield allegedly confessed to the murder, and said that he was an acquaintance of the victim.

“This was a particularly brutal homicide,” said Sheriff Larry Fowler.

Investigators are now working to determine the motive. Meanwhile, the suspect remains behind bars at the Parker County Jail. He has been charged with murder. Bond has not been set.

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