UPDATE: Tyler police said they have made an arrest in the death of an 18-year-old woman that was found behind a Tyler apartment complex on Tuesday.
A warrant for murder was obtained for Jamaurea Jermaine Britton, 19 of Tyler, and Britton has been booked into the Smith County Jail on a $1 million bond.
“If anyone has any information on this homicide please contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000.”Andy Erbaugh
TYLER, Texas (KETK) — A body was found near the Hollytree Apartments located at 6100 Hollytree Drive, according to the Tyler Police Public Information Officer Andy Erbaugh.
While working on a separate case in the apartments, the police discovered the body.
The body was identified as 18-year-old Dejah Hood, who was found by officials around 1 p.m. today. The victim was found wrapped in a cloth material in the ravine near the apartments. The victim was reported missing yesterday by her parents.
Officials say that the victim did not live in the apartment complex, but was there with someone she knew. That individual has been taken into custody for further questioning, as they were the last one to see the victim alive. No arrests have been made as of this writing.
Police are investigating this matter as a homicide.
This incident is still under investigation and KETK will update this story as information becomes available.