Former Urbana woman murdered in Texas; son arrested

Former Urbana woman murdered in Texas; son arrested

URBANA — A former Urbana woman was found bludgeoned to death in her suburban Fort Worth apartment over the weekend.

Sgt. Ed Wright of the North Richland Hills, Texas, police department said Angela Collins Lozano, 45, was found dead early Saturday by her 18-year-old son.

Another son, Justin Collins, 23, has been arrested for her murder.

Wright said Mrs. Lozano died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head. Her 18-year-old son returned home about 12:45 a.m. and found his mother lying on the floor bleeding and unconscious. Police and firefighters came and she was pronounced dead at the apartment.

Wright said the younger son told police that he, his older brother and his mother shared the apartment in the city of about 70,000. Mrs. Lozano was employed by the city of North Richland Hills as a customer service representative in the utility billing department. She had worked there full-time since May 2004.

Justin Collins was found at the home of another relative, Wright said. He was cooperative and after being interviewed by detectives, they arrested him for his mother's murder.

Wright was unable to give any obvious motive for the crime.

"We don't know. We're looking into that, talking to family to see if they had issues going on," he said.