UPDATE: Police identify woman found murdered at La Quinta in Beaumont

UPDATE: Police identify woman found murdered at La Quinta in Beaumont

Police have identified a woman found apparently murdered at the La Quinta Inn on Walden Road in Beaumont on Nov. 23 as Erica Franklin, 31, from Nashville, Tennessee.

Franklin was found shot to death at the La Quinta Inn in Beaumont on Nov. 23 at about 10:15 a.m., Beaumont Police Department Officer Haley Morrow reports.

According to Morrow, police, Beaumont Fire-Rescue and EMS responded to an emergency call from the motel at 5820 Walden Rd. in Beaumont in reference to a non-responsive female. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had been shot. 

Police are still searching for leads in the investigation of Franklin's murder. They ask that anyone with information that could shed light on the crime or perpetrator call Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas at (409) 833-TIPS (8477) or call detectives at (409) 880-3871.

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