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Amarillo police investigating weekend homicide

Early Sunday evening, Amarillo police officers were sent to a home in the 900 block of N. Arthur on a missing persons report.

Family members were trying to make contact with an adult male that was living at the home. They could not find him, but found blood on clothing and sheets in the home.

Officers looked through the home and found more bloody items. The officers located the missing man in the back yard. He was dead, and had injuries that were consistent with being assaulted.

The victim in this incident has been identified as 60 year old Juan Jesus Gutierrez of Amarillo.

Justice of the Peace Thomas Jones has ordered an autopsy. The Special Crimes Unit is continuing their investigation into the case and will release the name of the deceased later in the investigation.

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