LUBBOCK, Texas — The Lubbock Police Department's Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit is appealing to the public for assistance in locating murder suspect Christopher Carter in connection with the death of Lakaria Moore.
On May 21st, authorities responded to a report of a missing person in the 2100 block of North Jayton Avenue at 9:03 p.m. Lakaria Moore, 18 years old, was entered into a national database as a Missing Person-Endangered. The investigation revealed that Moore was last seen with Christopher Carter, 39 years old.
On May 22nd, the Lubbock Police Department's Major Crimes unit received information regarding the location of Carter's vehicle, which was found outside city limits near North County Road 3000 and East County Road 6650.
METRO, along with Major Crimes investigators, responded to the area and discovered the body of a deceased female, potentially related to the investigation.
Following the discovery of the vehicle and the body, LPD officers and investigators also responded to a residence in the 2400 block of East 5th Street, believed to be connected to the investigation. A search warrant was subsequently executed at the residence.
On May 23rd, the remains found in East Lubbock were identified as those of Lakaria Moore. Based on this information, METRO obtained a murder warrant for Christopher Carter.
Authorities are urging anyone with information about this investigation or the whereabouts of Christopher Carter to contact Crime Line at 806-741-1000.