HAMILTON COUNTY, TN. (WRCB)—The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office has named a suspect in a murder investigation on Shady Oaks Drive.
Sheriff's spokesperson Janice Atkinson says a warrant for the arrest of 23-year-old Jose Angel Lopez Hernandez (AKA Rene A. Hernandez), who is accused of murdering 34-year-old Jeimy Barquero.
Atkinson says investigators received a tip that Hernandez fled the area, attempting to reach Mexico.
He is wanted on charges of first degree murder.
Investigators were still working the crime scene Friday afternoon, where the body of Jeimy Baquero was found inside a closet early Wednesday.
Suspect Jose Hernandez recently moved out of the house.
The day of the murder, he reportedly went to the Carniceria Loa on Lee Highway and bought a bus ticket to Texas.
Baquero emigrated from Columbia several years ago with her teen son and worked as a hair dresser.
Friends tell Channel 3 she had cut Hernandez's hair for years.
If you have any information on the suspect, you're asked to call the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.
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