Friends of woman found dead in storage unit want justice, suspected killer blames song for murder – Crime Online
Relatives of slain Texas woman Cypress Ramos are demanding justice after first responders found her deceased body burning in a Lubbock storage unit.
Lubbock Fire Rescue arrived at a storage unit in the 2700 block of North Frankford Avenue around 1:30 p.m. Saturday after a neighbor called 911 to report a fire. According to an arrest warrant, firefighters had to force their way into the locked storage unit, where they extinguished the flames and found the body of 21-year-old Ramos.
NBC 11 reports that police have arrested Allan Montemayor, 32, and accused him of murder. Security footage showed Montemayor exiting a truck with another person in the storage unit, who was registered under his name.
Montemayor and the stranger remained in the warehouse for about an hour and a half before leaving, according to the arrest warrant.
When police questioned Montemayor, he initially claimed he had not been to the storage unit since February 11. When confronted with the security footage and asked by investigators what happened, Montemayor reportedly shrugged and asked, “Isn’t it obvious? ”
The suspect claimed Ramos ‘came after him’ with a bat as he came out of the toilet, adding that he then saw Ramos start the fire.
“And from that moment, it was me or [her]said Montemayor, according to the warrant.
Montemayor then told investigators that while in the storage unit he heard a song that prompted him and ordered him to kill Ramos. Investigators noted that while questioning Ramos, they saw blood on his legs, which was taken for DNA testing.
The suspect pleaded not guilty to the murder charge. He is being held in the Lubbock County Jail on $500,000 bond.
Meanwhile, friends and family say they don’t believe Montemayor’s story and are hopeful that justice will finally be served.
“He tried to burn my friend, literally. Like burn, burn themsaid Ramos’ friend Camilla Urbina. “And there was blood on his pants, I believe something else happened. And the truth will come out. And you’ll pay, I promise.
“She’s not even that strong to hit a person with a crowbar or a four-by-four or whatever hit him when he was out of the toilet. There’s no way.”
Friends said Ramos was a beloved and well-known transgender woman in the region’s gay community.
The story continues to develop. Check back for updates.
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[Feature Photo: Cypress Ramos/Facebook]