Update: Name of Travis Street murder victim released

By LaKecia Shockley - bio | email
Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

UPDATE 01/12/2010: Longview Police Detectives have identified the victim of an apparent murder at 817 Travis Street as Kevin Ramon Williams, 38.

LONGVIEW,TX (KLTV) -  A family is torn and several questions remain unanswered at an East Texas home that is now the scene of a murder.

Monday afternoon, Longview Police were called to a home in the 800 block of Travis Street. Emotions were high as family members and friends walked on the scene, only to find their loved one had been killed.

"Officers arrived at the scene and found the body of a deceased adult male inside the door of the home; inside the front portions of the house," said Public Information Officer, Kevin Brownlee, of the Longview Police Department.

Police have yet to identify the victim, but family members who didn't want to go on camera, say his name is Kevin Williams.

Police have yet to find any murder weapons, but they believe the victim tried to fight off his attacker.

"Indicators at the scene suggest signs of struggle and that the death was a homicide," said Officer Brownlee. "We don't have the exact cause of death right now, crime scene investigators are on the scene as well as detectives."

Police don't know if anyone was home at the time and family members tell us the victim, whose also a father, lived alone.

"We received the call from a friend of the deceased who called us when he came over here and found the deceased inside the home," said Officer Brownlee.

As the crowd gathered in the cold, on Travis street Monday evening, investigators tried to sift through what went wrong.

"They're starting just outside the residence taking photographs and processing the yard area and the street area first, before they start moving in towards the residence to look for further clues," said Officer Brownlee.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-STOP or online at www.greggcountycrimestoppers.com.

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