By Mason W. Canales

Killeen Daily Herald

Days after a couple was found dead in their Killen home, police are investigating the deaths as a homicide, but have no hard leads.

"There is nothing new," said Carroll Smith, public information coordinator, about the case.

Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin declared Natasha Williams Brannum, 36, dead at 5:41 a.m. Saturday and Darius Treymane Westbrook was declared dead at 5:43 a.m..

Westbrook and Brannum both suffered gunshot wounds, but a cause of death has not been determined.

The Southern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas completed the preliminary autopsy for Brannum and Westbrook. The results are being withheld due to the investigation.

The couple's bodies were discovered by friends at a home in the 2500 block of Grasslands Drive in Killeen, just before 4 a.m. Saturday.

Before going to the residence, Brannum's family members had tried to contact the residence several times to speak with Brannum.

Upon arriving, the family members discovered the front door open and the bodies of both victims lying on the floor.

They reported the shooting to police, who arrived on the scene at 4:06 a.m.

"If anyone knows anything, they should call the station," Smith said.

Detectives working the case urge anyone who knows anything about the case to call the Killeen Police Department at (254) 501-8830 or Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-8477.

Contact Mason W. Canales at or at (254) 501-7554

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