KPD Names Victim in Death Investigation

UPDATE – January 26, 2016

The victim has been identified as 38 year old Takesha Lareua Harris.

 Killeen Police are investigating an early morning death at a Carrollton Avenue residence.

Officers responded to the 1600 block of Carrollton Avenue on Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 5:30am, after receiving a call from the male resident who came home to find his sister unresponsive inside.  Officers arrived and located a 38 year old female lying on the floor inside the residence.  The preliminary investigation revealed that the resident came home around 5:30am and when he entered he saw that the house had been ransacked that his sister was lying in the hallway unresponsive.   The officers began performing CPR on the female, but were unable to revive her.  Justice of the peace Garland Potvin arrived and pronounced the female deceased at 6:03am.  He also ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.  Through the investigation the detectives believe this death is a result of a home invasion and this residence was specifically targeted.

The cause of the female’s death is undetermined at this time; detectives are awaiting the preliminary autopsy results to make that determination.

This case continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have information about this death investigation to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637.  Text HELP to 274637 for help with the tip or text STOP to 274637 to stop the tip, message and data rates may apply.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime you could be eligible for at reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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