CONTINUING COVERAGE: Children Find Mother's Body, Murder Suspect in Custody

CONTINUING COVERAGE: Children Find Mother's Body, Murder Suspect in Custody

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND – One woman is dead and a suspect is in custody following a homicide in Midland.

Midland Police were called out to the 3100 block of West Kansas around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Officials tell NewsWest 9, the victim has been identified as 30-year-old Stephanie Turner.

We're told Turner's children found their mother dead and waited to call 911 until an adult came to the home.

Police were looking for 39-year-old Leeroy Laney, who is Turner's boyfriend.

NewsWest 9 has learned that Laney was taken into custody in Fort Worth on Tuesday evening.

The cause of death is still under investigation and state agencies are assisting in the investigation.