Berdeguez’s father-in-law James Duplantis (dark burgundy shirt) was a bit upset. He wanted to know why no one from the investigating agency (Houston Police Dept.) called his daughter Darlene Berdeguez to tell her Carlos was dead. So how did she find out? Duplantis says while Darlene was at work she received a phone call. It was her company’s human resources department telling Mrs. Berdeguez her husband was dead.
A spokesperson from HPD tells The Insite it is the Medical Examiners job to tell families their loved ones are deceased. That spokesperson also says there are some occasions where HPD will assist the ME with delivering the news but in Houston it’s their job. I hope this answers the families concerns!