BRYAN, Texas (FOX 44) – UPDATE: The victim and suspect in the Bryan murder investigation have been identified by police.
Officers responded at around 8:30 a.m. Sunday to the 200 block of W Pruitt Street for reports of a dead body in the backyard of a residence. They found a woman with an apparent gunshot wound who appeared to have been dropped off at this location.
During the investigation, it was determined the dead woman was a driver for a ride-share app, and their vehicle was missing. The vehicle of the woman was entered as “stolen” in the TCIC/NCIC database. The vehicle was later found in Del Rio, Texas.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Anderson Martinez-Herrera, was contacted by State Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety. Detectives from the Bryan Police Department responded to Del Rio to continue their investigation.
Detectives were able to obtain probable cause and make an arrest for Murder. The investigation is ongoing.
18-year-old Anderson Ariel Martinez-Herrera, of Bryan, has been arrested and is charged with Murder. The deceased woman has been identified as 62-year-old Althia Jenkins-Perry, of Bryan.