Special Crimes investigating suspicious death, searching for man last seen with her

Special Crimes investigating suspicious death, searching for man last seen with her

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Special Crimes is investigating the death of a 21-year-old woman found dead in a parking lot from a severe head injury.

Officials say the victim was found just before 5 a.m. Wednesday at 506 W. 10th. Her name is currently being withheld pending further investigation.

Police were originally dispatched to the area on a suicide call and found the deceased victim upon arrival. Officers reportedly located a .380 caliber handgun near her body.

Witnesses told police the woman was inside of a truck parked in the lot when they heard a single shot from inside the vehicle. Surveillance video obtained by Special Crimes shows the man then exiting the vehicle and taking the woman out of the truck before driving away.

The vehicle was found at an Amarillo apartment complex a few hours after the incident but were unable to locate the driver. The truck, a dark-colored Toyota, was reported stolen out of Amarillo yesterday, police said.

Authorities are currently searching for the suspected driver of the vehicle, Charles Mason Walker. The 27-year-old is also Amarillo Crime Stopper's 'Fugitive of the Week' for the most recent week. Police are not considering Walker a suspect at this time but would like to question him about the victim's death.

Walker has multiple warrants out of Carson, Moore and Randall Counties. Police consider him to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is urged to call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400. Calls remain confidential and a tip leading police to Walker could result in a monetary reward.

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