Update: Nov. 30, 7:45 a.m.

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Amarillo Police Department reported that the suspect in the east Amarillo investigation of the death of 34-year-old Iliana Michelle Garza has been identified.

APD detailed that 35-year-old John Paul Ortega was arrested and booked into the Potter County Detention Center.

The Amarillo Police Department Homicide Unit continues to investigate the incident.

Update: 9:16 p.m.

The Amarillo Police Department said that officers were called to a parking lot at 6:40 p.m. in the 8500 block of I-40 east, Tuesday, on an unconscious and unresponsive woman. Police said they found a 34-year-old woman who was declared dead at the scene.

The Amarillo Police Department Homicide Unit was called to investigate and a person was taken into custody though police said that no one has been booked into jail as of yet.

APD said the investigation is ongoing.

Original Story:

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Amarillo Police Department is currently on the scene of what officials said is an active investigation into a homicide at I-40 and Lakeside Drive Tuesday night.

According to an official with APD, officers are currently investigating a potential homicide on I-40 and Lakeside Dr. Information is still limited at this time.

This is a developing story. MyHighPlains.com will update this article as new information becomes available.

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