Heather Mae Walker

June 9, 2018

The Killeen Police Department's criminal investigation division is continuing to investigate the death of a 29-year-old woman in east-central Killeen on Saturday afternoon, an official said Monday afternoon. 

KPD said the victim is Heather Mae Walker, according to an updated news release on Monday afternoon.

Walker was found unconscious and suffering from multiple wounds, according to a news release from the KPD on Saturday night.

About 2:45 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the 2800 block of Phoenix Drive after receiving a 911 call about a cardiac victim not breathing.  

Upon arrival, they found the victim, who was unresponsive.

Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown pronounced Walker dead at 3:20 p.m. and ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas, according to the news release.

Walker's death is the third criminal homicide investigation in 2018. In March

November 9, 2018                 

 

A woman was charged with murder Friday after allegedly stabbing a Killeen woman 17 times in June.

 

Marcia Jadonna Burchett, 28, was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke Friday. She was arrested Wednesday, and her bail is set at $1 million.

The arrest follows a Killeen police investigation that began in June after police found Heather Mae Walker, 29, dead in her home.

Walker was found dead in her second floor bedroom with visible stab wounds, according to the affidavit, and noticed Walker’s window was partially open.

Burchett was identified as a suspect. Police then say they obtained her bank records and observed she purchased a plane ticket and traveled to Texas from New York one day prior on June 8.

Police also obtained car rental records and say Burchett rented a black Chevrolet Malibu from a rental facility in Dallas.

Burchett, according to police, rented a motel room in Killeen the night of June 8. Police also said she purchased a ladder at a Killeen store, which she allegedly used to enter Walker’s bedroom with a knife.

 

Surveillance video reportedly show a vehicle matching the description of the Burchett’s rental car parking around the corner and down the street from Walker’s residence, and a figure exiting the vehicle carrying a ladder during the early morning hours of June 9.

Burchett told police she went to Walker’s house to kill herself in front of Walker, according to the affidavit. Walker apparently attempted to stop Burchett from killing herself when the two began fighting over the knife. Police then say that’s when Burchett stabbed Walker.

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