Update 6/17/2016 @ 10:00 PM:
During the course of the investigation, detectives discovered that Jesse Benavidez, L/M 28, was responsible for the murder of Mr. Cauthen. On June 15, 2016, a warrant for Capital Murder was obtained. On June 16, 2016, Suspect Benavides was arrested with assistance from the United States Marshal North Texas Fugitive Task Force the transported to the Dallas Police headquarters. Arrestee Benavides is currently in the Dallas County jail for Capital Murder on a $750,00.00 bond.
On June 4, 2016, Dallas Police responded to a health and welfare check call in the 5500 block of Reiger Avenue. Officers found Bennie Cauthen, a 38-year-old Black male, deceased from homicidal violence. The Dallas Police Department is asking that anyone with information about this murder contact the Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3661 or Detective David at (214) 283-4834. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373- TIPS (8477).
CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at: (214) 373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.