KPD Investigates a Death Investigation on Lavender Lane

Killeen Police is conducting a Death Investigation on Lavender Lane.

Officers responded to the 2400 block of Lavender Lane on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at 6:39pm, after receiving a 911 call about an unresponsive female and infant.  Officers and paramedics arrived and located an adult female and baby lying on the floor inside the residence.  The preliminary investigation revealed that the resident came home and found the two females not breathing.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arrived and pronounced 36 year old Holley Shavahn Newkirk deceased at 7:18pm and her baby, Teegan Newkirk at 7:19pm; he ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

The cause of the deaths is undetermined at this time; detectives see no signs of foul play pending the final autopsy results to make that determination.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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