A Southwest Airline employee was found dead at the El Paso International Airport (ELP) employee parking lot on the evening of November 19, 2021.
The El Paso Police department responded to calls that evening and sent a dispatch to the employee parking lot. Initial reports suggested that the incident was aggravated robbery and that the unidentified worker was fatally shot.
The police department, however, released a statement on social media saying that through ongoing investigation, it found that this was not a result of robbery, and that no shooting took place.
Though the manner of death can not be released at this time, police say that investigations suggest that the victim and the involved persons knew each other. The police also believe that this was not a random act.
Update: for the incident at the airport. pic.twitter.com/1bfPuLEHaP— EL PASO POLICE DEPT (@EPPOLICE) November 21, 2021
A Southwest Airlines (LUV) representative gave the following statement to AeroTime:
El Paso International Airport also offered a statement via social media, and confirmed that no flights have been impacted and that the airport remained open.
No arrests have yet been made and investigations are ongoing.