EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – A woman is dead in Far East El Paso in what El Paso Police are calling a “suspicious” death.

The call initially came in as a welfare check on a woman in the 2100 block of William Caples Street in Far East El Paso. Upon making entry to the home around 1:50 p.m., police found a Hispanic woman in her 50s dead inside the home.

“There was a welfare check and the female as I mentioned earlier there was a concern and I think at one point it was put as a possible missing person so they went and checked the welfare of this person,” said Sgt Javier Sambrano with the El Paso Police Department.

Police say they actually responded to the home once before earlier in the morning in response to a welfare check but there was no one to grant access to the home.

EPPD is investigating the death as suspicious and has dispatched their Crimes Against Persons detectives and investigators from the Criminalistics Unit.

Police add that they do not believe that there is no threat to the community and that it was an isolated incident related to the victim.

Explaining exactly what a suspicious death means.

“A suspicious death would be something that does not appear to be something of natural causes, you will either have a natural cause or you will have something that is suspicious which could end up being something like foul play or something else that’s involved,” said Sambrano.

Neighbors tell KTSM 9 News they did not hear anything, one neighbor not realizing there was a crime scene on her street until crews knocked on her door.


“I usually take my baby out for walks in the afternoons and like I said it’s very quiet we never hear anything so this is very surprising for me,” said Adilene Castaneda who lives in the neighborhood.

Another neighbor saying it’s concerning to him.

“I didn’t like it, it’s getting kind of scary, what’s going on over here,” said Alberto Hernandez who lives in the neighborhood.

William Caples Street from James White Drive to Jon Scagno is closed to traffic.

Police have not identified the woman or indicated why the death is suspicious in nature.

This is a developing story and will update with more details as the information becomes available.

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