When Amarillo sees multiple crimes, it makes us cringe, but nothing ever prepares us as citizens to hear of a death of a baby.

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The Amarillo Police Department was called to a home in the 500 block of West Central Avenue on Tuesday, February 21st.  The call was for a baby that wasn't breathing.  First responders upon arrival at the scene found a 2-month-old female baby deceased.

As a policy of the Amarillo Police Department, when an infant dies the Amarillo Police Department Homicide Unit is called in to do an investigation.  The Homicide Unite found evidence giving cause for an arrest.

Amarillo Police arrested 19-year-old Ashley Harper for Injury to a Child.  Harper was booked into the Potter County Detention Center, on the night of Tuesday, February 21st.

UPDATE March 1, 2023, 4:48 PM: It was previously reported that Harper was indicted for murder, but the Amarillo Police Department issued corrected information, a warrant for Harper was issued and her charge was changed to murder on Tuesday, February 28th.  At this time, Harper has received no indictment on any charges.

 

The Missing 18 People From the Texas Panhandle

These are the 18 people from the Amarillo area who have gone missing and have not yet been found. The cases are listed from most recent to oldest. Please take a look and see if you recognize any faces. Any information is helpful for investigators and the families missing them.

If you know anything about the following missing people, please call Amarillo Police Department at (806) 378-3038 You may make an anonymous tip.

Information gathered from the Amarillo Police Department, Charley Project, TXDPS, and NAMUS.

REVIEW: Amarillo Homicides in 2022

The year 2021 saw a staggering 24 homicides in Amarillo, Texas--the highest number the city had seen since 1994. A lower figure for 2022 was predicted, but the year finished out with a total of 28 homicides.

Below is a partial list of those accused in this year's murders. We have intentionally left off this list those who have been No Billed by a grand jury, had their charges modified to a lesser offense, or wherein the accused is a juvenile.

This is not an exhaustive list and is subject to change, pending legal proceedings.

Updated: January 10, 2022

REVIEW: Amarillo Homicides in 2022

The year 2021 saw a staggering 24 homicides in Amarillo, Texas--the highest number the city had seen since 1994. A lower figure for 2022 was predicted, but the year finished out with a total of 28 homicides.

Below is a partial list of those accused in this year's murders. We have intentionally left off this list those who have been No Billed by a grand jury, had their charges modified to a lesser offense, or wherein the accused is a juvenile.

This is not an exhaustive list and is subject to change, pending legal proceedings.

Updated: January 10, 2022

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