Abilene police to hold news conference on 3 recent homicides


ABILENE, Texas - Abilene police will hold a news conference this morning to discuss "all recent homicides."

In less than a week, there have been three homicides within the Abilene city limits.

The news conference will immediately follow another one scheduled for 11 a.m. for TxDOT's Click It or Tick Campaign.

Around 11:45 p.m. Sunday, police were called to a home in the 1900 block of Clinton Street, five blocks west of Hendrick Medical Center, for "an injured subject."

When they arrived, police found the body of a 40-year-oldHispanic female.

Police say it is early in the investigation and there are no suspects at this time.

Sgt. Lynn Beard said this being the third homicide in less than a week, it puts a strain on the department both personally and professionally. But he said, they will get through it. At this time, their thoughts are with the victim'sfamily.

The first homicide within the last week happened early Tuesday morning.Roberto Cisneros, 21, and another man were shot outside the Abilene North Apartments at the corner of Vogel and North Willis Street. Cisneros was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jared Dykes,18, was arrested and charged with murder.Kobe Poston, 17, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Wednesday evening,Kendra Keppler's bodywas found inside a home in the 3900 block of Whittier Street. Police believe she had been dead for a few days. There are no suspects in her case at this time.

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