Update on Odessa Unattended Death 12/23/13
ODESSA - On Sunday December 22, 2013 at approximately 9:46 a.m., the Odessa Police Department was notified of a deceased person in the alley behind 1204 E. 36th. After patrol arrived and assessed the situation, the General Investigations Robbery/Homicide Unit was called to the scene.
Preliminary investigation revealed a Hispanic female approximately 30 to 40 years of age was found to be deceased in the alley. The Ector County Medical Examiner’s office was notified and responded to the scene.
Since a cause of death and positive identification could not be determined at the scene, the Ector County Medical Examiner’s office sent the decedent to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy.
This case is currently being investigated by the Odessa Police Department with the assistance of the Texas Rangers and the Ector County Medical Examiner’s Office. Once the decedent has been positively identified and the next of kin has been notified, an amended news release will be available.