UPDATE: Robbery, Sexual Assault Suspect Found Dead in Odessa Motel

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Police say a rape and robbery suspect who was found dead in a South Odessa motel showed no signs of foul play or trauma.

Police say they found 45-year-old Anthony Carter dead in a first floor room at the Executive Inn on East Second Street on Tuesday morning.

Investigators believe Carter was the man who robbed the Pizza Hut on East 42nd Street Monday. Police say he forced his way into the store, grabbed some cash and then kidnapped the woman working there. He then raped her and abandoned her in Odessa taking off in her vehicle.

Carter's cause of death is still unknown pending results from toxicology tests.