Police have identified the victim as 29-year-old Monica Adams. Folks who knew her say she was a friendly and happy girl. But we've also found that she has a record of prostitution.
"I'm shocked, I'm shocked."
John Joshi owns the Sunset Motel, a place that 29-year-old Adams was known to stay at often. He says he just saw her Friday morning. She was checking out and was low on cash.
"Every once in a while she comes over here and stays here in the motel and then she goes away...her and her boyfriend."
Wednesday morning a man working on an oil rig in Northeast Lubbock found Adams' dead body next to a well. Police arrived on the scene at MLK and Bradley Street around 9:30 A.M. and worked all day to get her body out from the muddy area she was laying.
Lt. Jon Caspol, LPD:
"We belive that shes been here for an unknown number of days based on what we see so far she was probably left here around the time of the recent rainfall whether it was during or before were not sure yet but thats going to be part of the ongoing investigation."
Police are only releasing she may have died from blunt force trauma and Jon Caspol says the recent rainfall will strain their investigation.
"Rainfall can make it more difficult it tends to wash away what can be some pretty vital evidence but it certainly doesnt make it impossible."
Joshi says her boyfriend has still been around his motel and he has called police on him for trespassing. That's not the first time he's turned him into authorities.
"I had to call the PD once because he was abusive to her. Then I told him, I don't care....do not put a finger on a woman."
While Joshi says he doesn't know anything of how she died, Monica Adams will be missed by everyone at Sunset Motel.
"Everybody in my motel is shocked because this motel you can see is a small motel. Everybody walks together, helps together...."
Adams has been arrested six times over the past years for prostitution. Her body was taken in Wednesday afternoon, and investigators will continue to scour the scene for any more evidence. So far no suspects have been named.