Temple (FOX 44/KWKT) — UPDATE: The suspect and victim in the murder at Temple’s Economy Inn have been identified.
The Temple Police Department has identified the deceased victim as 28-year-old Yessica Diaz-Pineda, of Temple. 29-year-old Yeison Bejarano-Berrios is being charged with Murder, and is being held in the Dallas County Jail.
This comes after Temple Police Detectives went to Dallas to question a man accused of killing a woman at a local hotel.
Police say Yeison and Yessica checked into the Economy Inn on Avenue G September 9. Officers performed a welfare check the next day, and found Yessica dead. Officers say video from the hotel shows no one else entered their room.
During a multi-law enforcement agency investigation and manhunt, detectives determined that Yeison tried to leave the United States through Austin and Dallas airports. Temple Police worked with Belton Police, Texas Rangers, Austin and Dallas Police, ICE, TSA, and Enforcement and Removal Operations Team members to take Yeison into custody.