UPDATE 3:58 P.M. — Police say an arrest warrant has been issued for David Michael Thompson, for the murder of Jaci Wilkerson. Thompson is a white man, born on Oct. 3, 1972, according to the Tyler Police Department.

He is known to drive a white Jeep Wrangler with a black top that has “Privileged” on both sides of the hood. The Jeep has Texas license plate #HHH1538, according to authorities. Law enforcement says he is considered armed and dangerous.


TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The Tyler Police Department is investigating a homicide at an apartment complex after a woman’s body was discovered early Wednesday morning.

In a brief statement, investigators said the body was found at The Lodge Apartment Complex on South Broadway, across the street from Rose Hill Cemetery. The victim was identified as 40-year-old Jaci Wilkerson, a Smith County native.

Detectives said they do have a potential suspect and believe it is someone known to the victim. In an update, they said the attack “was not random.”

The case is still under investigation and Wilkerson’s body has been sent off for an autopsy.

Details are limited at this time. Check back for updates.