Arrest Made in Connection to February Murder in Odessa

Ryan Craig Holcombe
Ryan Craig Holcombe

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Police say one Odessa man remains behind bars in Oklahoma linked to a more than week-long murder investigation.

Now, authorities are thanking law enforcement in both Texas and Oklahoma for the arrest.

Detectives say the arrest is part of an investigation into the death of 21-year-old Hernan Vasquez.

Back in February, Odessa Police found Vasquez lying in a south alley near 35th Street with a gunshot wound to the head.

Since then, authorities have been looking for a person of interest and this week detective's found 21-year-old Ryan Craig Holcombe in Oklahoma.

Authorities say they found evidence connecting Holcombe to Vasquez's death.

From here, an Ector County warrant will be served and an Oklahoma judge will decide on when Holcombe will be sent back to Odessa.