Man charged in Big Spring homicide

Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 9:38 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 23, 2021 at 10:21 AM CDT
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BIG SPRING, Texas (KOSA) - UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of Maria Soto in Big Spring.

Luis Hernandez Jr., 49, has been charged with murder.

According to the Big Spring Police Department, Hernandez was arrested on Wednesday evening.

Police say their investigation into the case is ongoing.

Big Spring police are investigating a homicide after a woman was found dead just after midnight on Wednesday.

The victim has been identified as Maria Soto, 46.

According to the Big Spring Police Department, officers were called to the 1100 block of Lloyd at 12:40 a.m. for an unresponsive victim.

When police arrived, they found a woman, identified as Soto, who had died. An investigation led police to believe her death is suspicious.

No suspects have been named at this time.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to call CrimeStoppers at (432) 263-TIPS (8477) or use the software to submit your tip online.

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