Montgomery Investigates Second Homicide Of 2014


By Catalina Trivino

Montgomery Police are investigating the city's second homicide of the year. They say a woman was found dead behind a fast-food restaurant -- and now they're searching for whoever killed her.

Police have been here on scene at this Taco Bell on Atlanta Highway since about 7:30 a.m. Monday  and stayed much of the day after a woman was found dead in the parking lot. Police are not releasing why someone would have gone after her, but they say this was no accident.

Investigators looking for clues outside a Montgomery Taco Bell; a washed out parking lot; and a 'closed' sign -- the Taco Bell on Atlanta Highway closed its doors for several hours after a body was found behind the restaurant. Police and fire medics responded to the scene, but with investigators only releasing little information it's left employees at nearby businesses worried sick.

"It really kind of made my stomach hurt," Said Natoya Horton. "I was kind of scared about it , I didn't know what went on, I called my mother to let her know the police and everything were here in this area. And when I called my mother to let her know, she kept asking me, 'who is it?'"

Horton says she witnessed the scene and knows several of the employees there, but who was lying there is still a mystery, as police are not releasing the name of the woman.

Tommy Johnson works a few stores down...

"She was just laying down, her head was laying that way, and her feet was laying this way. You could tell it was an employee at Taco Bell because it kind of looked like their uniforms and stuff," Said Johnson.

But neither police nor Taco Bell officials are confirming whether the woman was a Taco Bell employee. Police are not specifying the type of injuries the woman received.

Until the killer is caught, Horton says she feels scared to walk out of work at night...

"It makes me kind of feel scared to have a night job by me being a female because anything can happen. And it's just so much going on. It's just really sad," Said Horton.

Taco Bell officials would not talk to us on camera, and they have not released a statement at this time. But we briefly spoke with the district manager who says she's distraught about what's happened. Taco Bell was also closed until noon today as police continued their investigation.

If you have any information about this incident, you're asked to call Crimestoppers at 215-STOP.

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