Update: April 27, 2022
Dallas Police make an arrest in a 2016 homicide.
On April 27, 2022, Dallas Police Special Investigations Unit arrested Steven Aubrey, 61, and charged him with Capital Murder in the death of Ira Tobolowsky.
On May 13, 2016, Tobolowsky was preparing to leave for work from his home on Kenshire Drive in Dallas.
An investigation determined Tobolowsky entered his garage and was near his car when Aubrey assaulted him, pouring gasoline on the victim, setting him on fire, causing his death.
The Medical Examiner ruled Tobolowsky’s death a homicide as a result of thermal burns, smoke inhalation, and blunt force trauma.
Over the last five years, homicide detectives have conducted interviews and gathered evidence in the case. Aubrey was questioned and was a person of interest in the case. Aubrey and Tobolowsky did know each other, with Tobolowsky representing Aubrey’s mother in litigation against the suspect.
Ultimately the information and evidence gathered during the years-long investigation have resulted in making the arrest.
Aubrey was taken into custody in Oakland Park, Florida, and will be extradited back to Texas.
The below search warrants were executed during the course of the investigation into the murder of Ira Tobolowsky. This incident is reported under case number 114044-2016.