Update (November 2, 2023): According to court documents newly obtained by ABC-7, the El Paso Sheriff's Office is now investigating Trout's death as a murder.
Update: A Canutillo Independent School District spokesperson says Trout was the husband of Trustee Blanca Trout.
The spokesperson tells ABC-7 that Blanca Trout was out of town when her husband died.
Blanca Trout ran for County Commissioner in 2022, but ultimately lost the election to Sergio Coronado.
The spokesperson issued the following statement to ABC-7:
"Mr. Trout was an outstanding member of the Canutillo ISD community and we are shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. CISD will support Ms. Trout and her family during this time of grief."Canutillo Independent School District
CANUTILLO, Texas (KVIA) -- El Paso Sheriff's deputies are investigating an 82-year-old man's death as a homicide.
Deputies found Edward Albert Trout dead inside his house on the 700 block of Bailey Road in Canutillo just after noon on October 1, 2023.
The Major Crimes Unit took over the homicide investigation. Investigators believe this was an isolated incident and they do not believe that the public is in danger.
Anyone with information is asked to reach out to the Criminal Investigations Division at (915)-538-2291.