By Robert Crowe - Express-News
The remains of Amanda Carmona were found inside a 55-gallon drum in Bullis County Park at Old Blanco Road and Hogan Drive.
“There was no tissue whatsoever; it was strictly skeletal,” said Deputy Ino Badillo, a Sheriff's Office spokesman.
Court records list Carmona as a witness in the July 2, 2007, shooting death of 32-year-old Delon Culpepper. Carmona told police that her then-boyfriend, Edgar Flores, confessed to shooting Culpepper at the Wood Hollow Apartments, 13062 Sahara Drive, according to an affidavit for an arrest warrant dated Sept. 27, 2007.
Police sources said they are unsure if Carmona's death is related to her involvement in the Culpepper murder investigation.
Herberg said Carmona was one of many witnesses and prosecutors do not believe her death will have a significant impact on the trial.
“We believe we have sufficient evidence to go forward,” he said, adding that prosecutors had no indication that she was fearful for her life.
Detectives are still trying to determine what exactly caused her death.
“There was no trauma to the skeletal remains that would indicate a cause,” Badillo said. “We didn't even see a bullet hole or a fractured skull.”