AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – The Potter County Sheriff’s Office released information on an ongoing investigation, in the wake of a person being found dead on North Givens Avenue.

According to the sheriff’s office, 27-year-old Alexandria Nicole Lilly was found dead on Sunday on North Givens Avenue between US-287 and Broadway.

Alexandria Lilly, 27
Courtesy: Potter County Sheriff’s Office

Sgt. Jonathan Gates, one of two investigators on the case, said deputies were called to the scene around 6 a.m. on Sunday. When they arrived, they found Lilly in the ditch with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Sgt. Gates said Lilly was from the Amarillo area and the next of kin was notified.

“We have received several, several tips from the community that we’ve been working to substantiate that this time,” said Sgt. Gates on Monday. “Obviously, I can’t speak to case facts, but I can say that we have leads we are trying to follow.”

As of Monday night, the Sheriff’s Office did not have a suspect.

“An autopsy was ordered and it has been performed. We’re waiting on the final autopsy result from the pathologist to get her final cause of death and everything like that,” he continued. “And then obviously, after that, we’re just trying to put together a timeline, figuring out, you know, all the facts surrounding that.”

Sgt. Gates said information from the public could help them solve the case.

“Anyone who’s had any contact with our victim, anybody who’s known Miss Lilly, has seen her, talked to her recently. Any type of information like that would be very beneficial.”

Courtesy: PCSO

Potter County Sheriff Brian Thomas said, “You know, there may be something that somebody knows that they might think, ‘They don’t need to know that,’ and it could be the key that we’re looking for. So at this point, you know, it really is just a who done it. And now we’re just trying to figure out who did it.”

Sheriff Thomas said Sgt. Gates and the other detective on the case have been hard at work since early Sunday morning.

“We’ve kind of got the timeline of where and when, and all that kind of stuff. But the longer it goes unsolved, it gets harder and harder,” Sheriff Thomas said. “But it’s just following up on those leads, and following up and finding whatever we can to try to try to pin down who did this to this young lady.”

Officials noted that the case is under active investigation, and asked that any community members with information on the incident contact the Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400.

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

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