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Three arrested, two wanted in August 2020 Taylor County murder case



TAYLOR COUNTY, TX — The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday arrests have been made in the murder case of Megan Kirkland, 19, who was killed in August 2020.

According to a press release from the TCSO, on April 7, investigators obtained arrest warrants for suspects involved in the murder.

Arrested were:

  • George Girard Johnson of Abilene has been arrested for murder with bond set at $250,000
  • Stephanie Avalos, a.k.a. Stephanie Maldonado, of Abilene for tampering with evidence with bond set at $100,000
  • Kimberly Renee Limas of Abilene for tampering with evidence with a $100,000 bond.

Taylor County Sheriff’s Office deputies are still looking for Ramon Aguirres of Abilene and Yahayra Gutierrez of Abilene – both are wanted for tampering with evidence.

No further information will be released at this time, the department said.

Sheriff Ricky Bishop will conduct a press conference concerning the investigation and arrests and will answer questions at 11 a.m. April 8, in the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office’s second floor conference room.