Body found in vehicle in Westgate Mall parking lot confirmed as missing Amarillo woman

Tara Higgs Spears (Source: APD)
Tara Higgs Spears (Source: APD)
Published: Mar. 15, 2019 at 6:37 PM CDT
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AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Officials confirm that the body found in a vehicle in the Westgate Mall parking lot on Friday afternoon is the Amarillo woman who went missing last Thursday.

Tara Higgs Spears, 49, was last seen on Thursday, March 7. She was last seen driving a Gray 2015 Nissan Sentra.

APD officers were called to the parking lot at Westgate Mall on Friday afternoon after a caller said they found Spears’ vehicle.

Missing Amarillo woman found dead in vehicle (Source: KFDA)
Missing Amarillo woman found dead in vehicle (Source: KFDA)(KFDA)

Officers arrived and found a woman dead inside the vehicle.

The Amarillo Police Department Special Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Investigation Unit were called to investigate and identified the woman as Spears.

Officials said there is no evidence supporting foul play in this case.

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