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Body of missing woman found inside car at Westgate Mall

Tara Higgs Spears
Friday afternoon, Amarillo police officers were called to a parking lot in the 7700 block of IH-40 West. The caller had located a grey Nissan Sentra that was reported as being driven by a missing person, Tara Higgs Spears.

Officers found Spears deceased inside of the parked car.

The Amarillo Police Department Special Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Investigation Unit were called to investigate.

“Officers arrived on scene, they were able to determine there was a dead body inside the vehicle and they called the Special Crimes Unit and the Crime Scene Investigation Unit.

“Once they arrived on scene they were able to investigate further and found that there were no signs of foul play involved in this death," Amarillo Police Department’s Cpl. Jeb Hilton.

Spears was last seen on Thursday March 7th and reported missing on Monday March 12. There is no evidence supporting foul play in this case.

″The Special Crimes Unit will continue their investigation. Once they get all the evidence they’ve collected here sifted through, they’ll get their findings to the JP and the JP will give a determination on the cause of death,” Hilton said.