Murder Count in Amarillo Rises With Latest Discovery
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.
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.