UPDATE: (Feb. 6, 7:30 a.m.)
The Amarillo Police Department Homicide Unit identified the suspect that was taken into custody in the wake of the death of 31-year-old Kendra Vela, who was found dead on Sunday.
Police said that 29-year-old Trey Phillip Greenleaf was taken into custody and booked into the Potter County Detention Center related to the incident.
UPDATE: (Feb. 5, 8:00 p.m.)
According to an APD report, APD Homicide Detectives were able to identify and arrest a 29-year-old male suspect involving this case.
APD said the suspect was later tracked to a hotel in the 1700 block of I-40 East.
According to the release, at around 7:06 p.m. on Feb. 5, the Amarillo Police Department Critical Incident Response Team was called to the hotel to apprehend the suspect.
APD added that at 7:40 p.m. the suspect was taken into custody.
Officials stated that more information will be released once the suspect has been booked into jail.
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Amarillo Police Department released information regarding a woman that was found dead in a hotel on Sunday morning.
According to APD, at around 7:28 a.m. on Feb. 5, officers were given information on a possible homicide at a hotel in the 4600 block of East I-40.
APD said officers located Kendra Vela, 31, dead with apparent gunshot wounds in a room.
According to the release, the Amarillo Police Department Homicide Unit is investigating, and no arrests have been made at this time.
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