June 15, 2024


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Woman found dead in Killeen hotel room identified, suspect in custody: Police


KILLEEN, Texas — Police have identified the woman found dead late Friday in a Killeen hotel room in the 2700 block of E. Veterans Memorial Boulevard.

The suspect — Juan Enoc Bamaca Pliego — is currently in Bell County Jail, according to police.

Helena Deloris Holmes, 51, has been identified as the victim.

Friday’s homicide is the 10th for the City of Killeen in 2022.

An autopsy has been ordered. The case remains under investigation.


A 51-year-old woman is dead and a yet-to-be-identified man found with her in a Killeen hotel room is in custody in what police have labeled a late-night homicide.

The deceased woman’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, according to a Killeen Police Department news release.

Police were dispatched to the 2700 block of E. Veterans Memorial Boulevard at 11:23 p.m. after receiving calls of a disturbance. They found the woman and male inside the hotel room. Paramedics “advised (the woman) had no signs of life” when they arrived. She was pronounced dead at 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

An autopsy has been ordered.

“Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division continue to actively investigate this incident and there is no additional information at this time,” Killeen police said.