L.P.D. Investigating North Lubbock Homicide - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/17/08

L.P.D. Investigating North Lubbock Homicide

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Lubbock Homicide Detectives were still looking for clues at a north Lubbock apartment complex Monday night.  Police were called to the Indiana Village Apartments around 6:30 p.m. Monday, after a group of people found their friend dead inside his apartment in building 31.

Police had not released the victim's name by 10:00 p.m. Monday.  They still had to make contact with the family first. Authorities do tell us the victim is a male, 19-20 years of age.

The victim's friends made the discovery. The friends told police they hadn't seen the victim over the weekend, so Monday evening they came to check on him.  That's when they alerted police, who say there are obvious signs of a homicide.

"When officers got on scene, they checked the apartment and there appeared to have been some type of disturbance inside, a fight of some sort. To us, it appears to be, pretty clearly a homicide scene. We started the homicide call out," Lubbock Police Lieutenant Jon Caspell said. 

Monday night, investigators were still processing the scene, trying to gather as much evidence as possible. "There appears to be a lot of good evidence inside, so we're going to take our time. Right now, we have no suspect information, so it's a pretty slow scene. We're going to take our time, process the scene thoroughly and see what we can do to develop some good leads," Lt. Caspell said. 

He tells NewsChannel 11 the victim appears to have been inside the apartment for a short while at least, probably through the weekend. If you can help authorities with any information on this homicide at Indiana Village Apartments, give Crime Line a call at 741-1000.

NewsChannel 11 will continue to follow this developing story and bring folks the latest Tuesday on Daybreak Today.

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