Two arrested in connection with Odessa murder

Two arrested in connection with Odessa murder
Audrey Montgomery (Source: Ector County Law Enforcement Center)
Lacey Taylor (Source: Ector County Law Enforcement Center)
Lacey Taylor (Source: Ector County Law Enforcement Center)

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - Two people are behind bars after authorities found human remains last weekend.

Odessa police said Audrey Montgomery, 47, and Lacey Taylor, 56, are charged with murder.

Police said on a cooperating witness reported on June 25 that a man had been recently murdered by Montgomery inside her Odessa home. According to the report, a later investigation revealed that Montgomery shot Fred Robinson, 50.

We're told further investigation revealed that Taylor helped Montgomery transport and burn the victim's body.

Officers later found a burn barrel inside a building in the 200 block of Park Avenue, which contained what police believed were human remains.

The remains were sent to Tarrant County to be analyzed and authorities learned the remains were Robinson's.

As a result of the investigation, Montgomery and Taylor were arrested on Wednesday night and booked into the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.

Authorities are asking that anyone who may have additional information regarding Robinson's death to contact Odessa Police at (432) 333-3641 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at (432) 333-TIPS.

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