I would like to say Amarillo is a safe city, but with every crime, I begin to wonder.  As days go by the murder count increases.

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The Amarillo Police Department was called out to the 2800 block of Oak Drive.  Someone had found a dead body laying by the dumpster.  The body was that of a male, but no other identifying information was released.

The Amarillo Police Homicide Unit is asking for help and any other information regarding the death of this man.  If you have any information on what happened you can call Amarillo Crime Stoppers, at 806-374-4400, or you can also submit a tip online at amapolice.org.  Your submissions remain anonymous.


Unfortunately, this man's death marks the 21st unofficial homicide in Amarillo this year.  Twenty-one other people have been killed in Amarillo in 2022.  This should shock us.  One murder is too many.

Murder #20 was a beloved teacher and mother, Shereena Webster. She was killed on August 18th, the suspect was her ex-boyfriend.

Homicide with a hint of deja vu happened on July 28th.  A man was assaulted in Eastridge Park and died from his injuries.  The eerie part of this murder was a murder in 2016 that happened just like this particular murder in the park.

I could go on with the list of murders so far in Amarillo, but I won't.

Is the world just angry?  What possesses a person to kill another person? Hate? Anger? Insanity?

We can only hope that one day we'll find an answer on how to prevent so many senseless murders in our great city of Amarillo, Texas.

Unsolved Murders of Amarillo, Texas

These are the unsolved murders of Amarillo, Texas.

If you have any information or if you know something, call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 806-374-4400. 

Amarillo Murders in 2021

With an official tally of 27 murders, the year 2021 saw the highest number of homicides in Amarillo since 1994.

Below is a closer look at the year's criminal acts that resulted in life lost.

**Note from the Editor: The following is not an exhaustive list. We have compiled what you see below from news reports, official police statements, along with where the case stands in the court system. If you see any errors in reporting or fact, please email the editor directly at sarah.clark@townsquaremedia.com along with any supporting documents.

We wish to stress that all individuals charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

***Not pictured: Edward Matthew Gamez

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.

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