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Killeen police investigating death of apartment fire victim as homicide

Posted at 5:37 PM, Mar 09, 2022

Killeen police are now investigating the death of a woman inside an apartment fire as a homicide.

Police are asking for the community's help in the "tragic incident" and said they have identified a person of interest.

"Detectives with the Homicide Unit have identified a person of interest and we believe people have information about this incident and the people involved," said police. "We urge you to come forward with your information."

Killeen police said on Wednesday that the preliminary autopsy report for 49-year-old Robin Lynn Ashford was received, and the investigation will be conducted as a homicide.

"Both Killeen Police and Fire departments are actively investigating this Homicide," said police. "Detectives and arson investigators continue to interview witnesses and use their resources that could assist them in their investigation."

Officers and firefighters responded around 1:43 a.m. to the 4300 block of Lake Road on reports of a structure fire.

Upon arrival, Ashford was located inside and paramedics immediately began life-saving measures.

The woman was pronounced dead at 2:44 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at the scene.

For more: Killeen fire: Woman recovered from burning residence, later dies

The department is asking anyone with possible information, to contact Detective Lozano at (254) 501-7822 or the Bell County Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-8477.