Levelland Woman Found Dead in Abilene

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A body found Tuesday night in the northwestern part of Abilene has been identified as Jeannie Quinn, 20, of Levelland.  

Quinn was reported missing on Sunday, April 15.  The next day, the Hockley County Sheriff’s Office asked the public for help in finding her.

At the time, HCSO said, “Quinn was reportedly last seen in the Abilene, Texas, area.”

The body was found near Marigold Street and North 10th Street.  A Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) helicopter was circling the area and so was a drone.

Bigcountryhomepage.com said, “Several other police officers were at that location and one told KTAB and KRBC they found a vehicle involved with the crime and were trying to track the suspect connected to it.”

Abilene Police released the following statement:

The Criminal Investigation Division of the Abilene Police Department is investigating a suspicious death. The body of a female was located Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at approximately 6:00 p.m. in the general location of North 10th and Marigold St. by a citizen. Due to the nature of where the body was located, and other circumstances, Detectives are working this as a suspicious death. The Abilene Police Department is working with other agencies in this investigation. Next of kin notification has been made and the body of the female has been positively identified as 20 yr. old Jeannie Quinn. She is from the Levelland Tx. area and was reported missing on Sunday, April 15, 2018. She was last seen in the Abilene area. This remains an active Death Investigation at this time.

HCSO released the following statement Wednesday afternoon: 

The Criminal Investigations Division of the Abilene Police Department is investigating a suspicious death. The body of a female was located Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at approximately 6:00 p.m. in the general location of North 10th and Marigold Street by a citizen.

Due to the nature of where the body was located, and other circumstances, detectives are working this as a suspicious death. The Abilene Police Department is working with other agencies, including the Hockley County Sheriff’s Office, in this investigation. Next of kin notification has been made and the body of the female has been positively identified as Jeannie Quinn of Levelland.

Ms. Quinn was reported missing on Sunday, April 15, 2018, and was last seen in the Abilene area. This remains an active death investigation at this time. The Sheriff’s Office is continually in contact with detectives from Abilene Police Department, and will assist as the investigation continues.

All future information releases will be coordinated with the Abilene Police Department.

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