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Kilgore man arrested in connection with body found Tuesday morning

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Willie Clarence Sims (previous arrest photo from Gregg Co. Jail) Willie Clarence Sims (previous arrest photo from Gregg Co. Jail)
Amanda L. Woods Amanda L. Woods

Kilgore Police Department:

KILGORE (KYTX) -- On Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at approximately 3:18 a.m., Kilgore Police responded to the area of FM 349 near the intersection of FM 2276 due to a report of a vehicle crash. Upon arrival police found a vehicle in a ditch beside the roadway.

A deceased female was discovered in the front passenger seat of the vehicle. She was identified as Amanda L. Woods, 30 years of age, of Kilgore, Texas. Initial investigation suggested Woods may possibly have been a victim of homicide.

Members of the Kilgore Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit responded to the location and assumed the investigation. A subject near the vehicle was located and identified as Willie Clarence Sims, 37 years of age, of Kilgore.

Further investigation revealed Sims had transported the deceased to the location on FM 349 from an apartment complex in Kilgore. Sims was arrested and charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence; Human Corpse- Felony.

Investigation is ongoing at the time of this release. If you any information in regards to this crime please contact Detective Trae Portwood at 903-983-1559.

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