Waco, Tx (FOX44) – UPDATE: Waco Police officers have arrested three teenagers in connection with a body discovered Friday morning in a ravine near Interstate 35 and Baylor University.
Police say 18-year-old James Keylan Willis and 19-year-old Brandon Xavier Stephens identified the body as 59-year-old Stanley Wilcox. Investigators say a positive identification will be made after the autopsy.
18-year-old Heavyn Hamilton is also under arrest and facing a charge of failure to report a felony.
When Wilcox was first reported missing, he was labeled as endangered because he left behind his diabetes medication. He was last seen walking in the 700 block of LaSalle.
Multiple fire units were dispatched to the area of South 9th Street and the I-35 Northbound access road around 10:30 a.m., initially as a rescue call. On arrival, it was changed to a recovery action.
Waco Police received a missing person’s report on Wilcox on Dec. 29, 2022, and obtained a search warrant for his vehicle. It was located at his home in the 800 block of Garrett Ave.
Investigators say they discovered indications of a large amount of blood in the trunk. During interviews with the suspects, they say Willis and Stephens admitted to being there when Wilcox was shot and his body was dropped off in the ravine.
Police say Hamilton knew about the murder, but officers could not tie her to the scene or disposal.
Bond is set at $1.5 million each for Willis and Stephens – who are both charged with Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence / Corpse. FOX 44 News will continue to follow this developing story.