Casandra Lopez, the woman charged with allegedly murdering her boyfriend in mid March, has been indicted by a Scurry County grand jury.
Omar Diaz was found dead in his Snyder home on March 22. Shortly after, his 2004 red Pontiac Grand Am disappeared, along with his girlfriend, Casandra Lopez.
The car was later found in the Lubbock area on March 31, though Lopez was nowhere to be found.
She was later located and arrested in Toledo, Ohio on April 6, and was later transferred to the Scurry County jail, where she will now await trial.
However, no trial date has yet been set.
05/16/14 3:01 p.m. Update: Authorities Hope to Present Lopez Murder Case to Grand Jury Soon
Casandra Lopez, the woman accused of killing her boyfriend, 21-year-old Snyder resident Omar Diaz, remains in the Scurry County Jail as the investigation continues.
Authorities hope to present the evidence to a grand jury next month.
04/10/14 10:38 a.m. Update: Snyder Murder Victim's Girlfriend Moved to Scurry County Jail Thursday
Casandra Lopez, who was arrested in Toledo, Ohio on Sunday, April 6 for murder in connection with the death of Snyder resident Omar Diaz, is being transported back to Scurry County.
On Wednesday, April 9, Texas Rangers and a Snyder Police Investigator traveled to Ohio where Lopez was being held and interviewed her.
According to Snyder police, Lopez is cooperating with authorities.
Lopez is currently being transported back to Scurry County where she will be booked into Scurry County jail upon arrival.
04/07/14 2:42 p.m. Update: Snyder Police Release Statement on Arrest of Snyder Murder Victim's Girlfriend
The Snyder Police Department has released a statement verifying that Casandra Lopez was arrested on a warrant for murder that was issued out of Scurry County. The release reads as follows:
On Sunday April 6, 2014, 19-year-old Casandra Lopez was located and arrested in Toledo, Ohio by the US Marshall Service.
Lopez was arrested on a warrant for Murder that was issued out of Scurry County in connection to the death investigation of 21-year-old Omar Diaz who was found dead at his residence here in Snyder on March 22, 2014.
At this time the plans have not been finalized as to when or how Lopez will be brought back to Snyder, Texas. The investigation is still on going.
The investigation is still on going.
04/07/14 Update: Snyder Murder Victim's Girlfriend Arrested for Murder in Ohio
The girlfriend of the Snyder man found dead in his home last month has been arrested in Ohio.
Snyder police have been searching for Casandra Lopez since she disappeared shortly before the body of 21-year-old Snyder Resident Omar Diaz was found.
Lopez was the last person seen with Diaz and is considered a person-of-interest in this case.
She was arrested Sunday, April 6 for murder by the Lucas County Sheriff's Office in Ohio and is currently residing in the Lucas County Corrections Center in Toledo, Ohio.
The records indicate the murder charge comes out of Scurry County.
03/31/14 Update: Missing Vehicle in Snyder Homicide Case Located
The investigation into the death of 21-year-old Snyder resident Omar Diaz is still ongoing, though his vehicle, which went missing from his residence, has been found.
The 2004 red Pontiac Grand Am was located in the Lubbock area, though the location of Diaz's girlfriend, 21-year-old Casandra Lopez, who remains a person-of-interest in the case, has still not been located.
The Snyder Police and the Texas Rangers are continuing to follow leads in this case and anyone with information is asked to call the Snyder Police Department at 325-573-2611.
03/27/14 Original Story: DPS Looking for Person of Interest in Snyder Homicide
Press Release from Sergeant Bryan Witt:
LUBBOCK – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is looking for a person-of-interest in the murder of Omar Alejandro Diaz. The DPS Texas Rangers Division was contacted by the Snyder Police Department on March 22, 2014, to assist with the investigation.
Diaz was found dead at his residence in Snyder and was last seen with his girlfriend on March 14 in Lorenzo, Texas. The girlfriend possibly goes by Casandra, Cassie or Cassidy Lopez and is approximately 21 years old. Lopez has a tattoo of “Respect” on her upper chest. The tattoo reads “Loyalty” when looked at upside down.
Also missing from Diaz’s residence, is his red 2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT. The Pontiac was displaying Texas registration BJN4874 and has a mural of a kneeling angel on the back window.
The Texas Rangers are urging anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lopez or the Grand Am to contact them at 806-637-3713 or the Snyder Police Department at 325-573-2611.
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