Police Seize Evidence in Mission Murder Case

Friday, April 20, 2012 - 8:02am

Police investigators are making progress in a local murder case after getting a search warrant at a home.

Officers searched a home, located one street down, from where a 23 year-old woman's body was found two days ago. Police Chief Martin Garza reports that during the search they found what they were looking for, "Not only did we detain one person of interest, regarding this murder, but at the same time we believe to have recovered the handgun that was used to commit the homicide. We are looking at a .357 revolver that was recovered this morning."

One family member at the home spoke to NewsCenter 23 and said they were surprised when police knocked on the door and then leaving with some items as evidence, "I was surprised to hear that they found the weapon here. I mean, yeah, we have registered arms in the house for hunting and stuff, but I don't know how they came by our house. Anybody else could have had the same weapon."

The family says that cell phones and other items were removed from the house and just want to know what's going to happen. Police are questioning what they call a person of interest in the case.

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