Killeen Police Investigate Murder

Killeen Police investigate early morning Homicide.

Officers responded to a 911 call, on Sunday February 23, 2014 at 3:14 am, in reference to a stabbing in the IHOP parking lot located at 700 W CTE. Upon the officers arrival they located a female who was suffering from multiple stab wounds; she was immediately transported to the Carl R Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition. The 21 year old victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at 3:53 am; Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin ordered an autopsy be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

According to witnesses, the female was a passenger in a gold Cadillac in the IHOP parking lot, when she was approached by her 31 year old ex-boyfriend. A verbal altercation began and quickly turned physical. The suspect stabbed the victim multiple times and fled the area. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate him.

The name of the victim is being withheld until the next of kin is notified.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this Murder or about the suspect to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcoutycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637. Text HELP for help with the tip or text STOP to stop the tip; message and data rate may apply. All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect involved in this crime, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

This case continues to be investigated and more information will be release as it become available.

Tina Amerson
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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