Person of interest identified in New Year's Eve homicide

Posted at 4:19 PM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 17:30:25-05

COLLEGE STATION, TX — College Station Police Department said they have identified a person of interest in the homicide of a 20-year-old woman.

The person of interest, Ricardo Ramirez, is currently incarcerated on unrelated charges.

Ramirez was found with property which was linked to the scene, according to police.

Several items of evidence have been submitted to a Texas crime lab for DNA analysis.

The investigation has led investigators to several persons of interest who detectives have contacted. Investigators are working to piece together details surrounding the incident.

Investigators do believe that the person responsible for this crime is association with the location and that this was not a random act.

Police were investigating after a 20-year-old woman was found dead in an apartment.

On Tuesday, Dec. 31, at about 3:20 p.m. police officers and paramedics responded to 2818 Place Apartments, 1300 Harvey Mitchell Parkway, for a report of a deceased person.

Responding officers located a deceased woman inside an apartment. The woman has been identified as 20-year-old Ashli Stewart.

Investigators determined suspicious circumstances existed. At about 7:30 p.m. this investigation was classified as a homicide. At this time, there is not believed to be any danger to the general public.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the College Station Police Department at (979) 764-3600, or anonymously via Brazos County Crime Stoppers at (979) 775-TIPS (775-8477).