City responds to Allen homicide

The City of Olney and the Olney Police Department would like to address some of the discussion and anxiety regarding the recent tragedy our community experienced with the homicide of Manuela Allen. We understand that many of you were family and friends, or have concerns for your safety. First and foremost, we believe this is an isolated incident and that there is no immediate danger to the community.

We understand that you want to know exactly what happened, and so do we. As with any investigation we cannot share information or particulars until the investigation is complete. The Olney Police Department is working diligently with our colleagues including the Texas Rangers, Texas Department of Public Safety, Young County Sheriff’s Office, Young County District Attorney’s Office, and the Archer County Sheriff’s Office. Please rest assured your law enforcement officials are working hard to complete the investigation in a timely and efficient manner, and that the community is safe.

If anyone has information regarding this investigation, please contact the Olney Police Department at (940) 564-5550.

This release was provided prior to the arrest of the suspect.

The Olney Enterprise

213 E. Main St.
PO Box 577

Olney, Texas 76374


Phone: (940) 564-5558

Fax: (940) 564-3992