Gaines County Sheriff John Key says Jay Bradley Doyal and John Allen were found dead at a rural home near the intersection of County Road 347 and County Road 306 in western Gaines County on May 10th.
Key says Doyal, 39, and Allen, 30 were pronounced dead by Gaines County Justice of the Peace Tammy Clark at 9:25 AM on May 11th. Both men are from Gaines County.
Gaines County Sheriff's deputies were working a separate incident about 1/4 of a mile east of the New Mexico-Texas state line around 3:47 PM on May 10th when a Hobbs, NM woman told officers she found a man's body at a friend's home nearby.
Deputies rushed to the home, and they found that the front door was still open.
Deputies cleared the home and found the bodies of Doyal and Allen inside.
Key says the incident is being investigated as a double homicide.
Texas Rangers, Lea County (NM) Sheriff's deputies and Hobbs Police Detectives are assisting the Gaines County Sheriff's Department in the investigation.
A Texas Department of Public Safety crime lab from Lubbock was also called to the scene.
Autopsies have been ordered for Doyal and Allen.
As of Friday afternoon, no suspects have been named and no arrests have been made in the case.