Man found dead in Rowlett pool, police look for person of interest

Rowlett police are investigating the death of a man found unresponsive in a swimming pool. They are also looking for a man seen running away from the home.

Police haven’t announced any arrests. 

While a manhunt was underway Tuesday, neighbors were alarmed when told to stay inside. They also quickly became concerned when they looked outside and saw children in the front yard. 

Tuesday morning, Rowlett police roped of a home with crime scene tape at the intersection of Indian Trail and University Drive. 

Police say around 8:30 am, a pool employee found a man dead in the pool and called 911. When officers arrived, a man took off on foot, prompting Texas DPS to call in the helicopter to search for the person of interest. 

A woman inside the home was transported to the hospital. Multiple children were also taken into CPS custody. 

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A cause of death for the man in the pool has not been determined, and his name has not been released.

Police also haven’t said whether foul play was involved or how all of the people in the home are related. 

Investigators did confirm drugs were found on scene and called in the DEA. 

Meanwhile, neighbors were told to lock their doors. 

Kenneth Jones lives right next door to the scene. He says the home is a short-term rental. 

FOX 4 found multiple listings of the four-bedroom home on Airbnb, but it’s unclear how long the current tenants had been staying there. 

Jones says he and his wife were in the backyard Monday evening and heard the sound of children on the other side of the fence. 

"Not loud. Just sounded like they were just arriving. That was all we heard last night," he said.

Tuesday morning, Jones saw three young boys in the front yard surrounded by law enforcement. 

"You could tell the oldest little boy he was 6 or 7, and he was taking it pretty hard," he said.

The Jones family tells FOX 4 the short-term rental next door has been a concern over the last two years, taking away from the neighborhood they’ve called home for more than a decade. 

"Where you have a constant flow of people coming and going. Some are good tenants. Other, there is marijuana and smoke," he said. "There are guys out in the street at midnight. There are guys walking up and down the sidewalks. You never know."

FOX 4 was told the owner of the home is out of the country and can’t be reached. We also reached out to Airbnb, but it has not responded.