Body of Missing Girl Alexis Wartena Officially Identified
There will be a memorial site near T-Anchor Lake where her body was found.
UPDATE 8 a.m.: Amarillo Police have confirmed that the body retrieved from the lake on Wednesday was Alexis Wartena. Her official cause of death was drowning.
Original Story: Alexis Wartena, a non-verbal autistic girl, went missing in Amarillo around 3 p.m. on July 19th. She and her family were staying at La Kiva Motel. The police were notified around 5 p.m. and began searching in all of the surrounding areas, including T-Anchor Lake, which is located right behind La Kiva Motel.
Divers uncovered a body on July 20th from T-Anchor Lake. Shortly after, the body was confirmed to be a young female, but her identity was not released. The body was sent to Lubbock for an autopsy, which will conclude today.
Although the identity of the body has not been released, a family member has said that the body was Alexis Wartena's. Her aunt, Millicent Carlton, said that the police notified the family this morning.
Keep the family and everyone affected in your prayers.
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