Area woman charged with capital murder - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

Area woman charged with capital murder after Shamrock woman is found dead

SHAMROCK, TX (KFDA) -

An area woman is charged with capital murder after a Shamrock woman is found dead in her home and her child goes missing.

31 year old Adriana Lisa Perez is currently being held in the Gray County Jail after being arrested Monday night when DPS Troopers reported finding her with the infant of another woman who had been found dead in her home.

The body of 23 year old Leslie Perez was found in her Shamrock residence after emergency responders arrived for a call of medical assistance.

When police arrived, they realized Perez's two week old child was missing. A witness provided police with a description of a vehicle spotted leaving the scene. Just an hour later, the search ended, when Adriana Lisa Perez was pulled over in a car matching that description.

Inside, police found the child who was returned safely to family.

Neighbor Cynthia Morgan told us she worked with Leslie Perez for four years at the Shamrock General Hospital. When she arrived home Monday night, Morgan said she was shocked to see all the police activity next door. "I seen a whole bunch of police lights and then one of my friends facebooked me on Facebook and told me what had happened," she said. "She didn't deserve it but only the good Lord known when, where and why," Morgan added.

The cause of death has not been released, and authorities have not determined whether the two women were related.

Colleen Nelson - NewsChannel 10

  • Today's Local News HeadlinesToday's Local NewsMore>>

  • Two Moore Co. fugitives now behind bars

    Two Moore Co. fugitives now behind bars

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:19:49 GMT
    Source: Moore County Crime StoppersSource: Moore County Crime Stoppers

    Two of Moore County's 'Creep of the Week' fugitives are now behind bars after being taken into custody Friday, March 24th. 

    Two of Moore County's 'Creep of the Week' fugitives are now behind bars after being taken into custody Friday, March 24th. 

  • Canyon aquatic park to open June 1st

    Canyon aquatic park to open June 1st

    Friday, March 24 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-03-25 00:58:06 GMT
    Canyon Family Aquatic Center / Source: City of CanyonCanyon Family Aquatic Center / Source: City of Canyon

    Construction is underway on Canyon's new aquatic park, which is still on schedule to open to the public on June 1st. The aquatic park is just a bunch of holes in the ground right now. But when the slides go up (by April 10th), people will start to see how close the project is to completion.

    Construction is underway on Canyon's new aquatic park, which is still on schedule to open to the public on June 1st. The aquatic park is just a bunch of holes in the ground right now. But when the slides go up (by April 10th), people will start to see how close the project is to completion.

  • APD warns of multiple phone scams, $180K lost

    APD warns of multiple phone scams, $180K lost

    Friday, March 24 2017 8:49 PM EDT2017-03-25 00:49:09 GMT
    Source: KFDA NewsChannel 10Source: KFDA NewsChannel 10

    The Amarillo Police Department says phone scams are more prevalent now. In just one month, the APD reports 16 victims being phone scammed out over $180,000.

    The Amarillo Police Department says phone scams are more prevalent now. In just one month, the APD reports 16 victims being phone scammed out over $180,000.

Powered by Frankly