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Murder Suspect Allegedly Told Cops Song Instructed Him To Kill Victim

Allan Montemayor was arrested after Cypress Ramos' dead body was found by firefighters who were responding to a storage unit fire. 

By Chambolion Fairley
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A 32-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in Lubbock, Texas after authorities discovered a body burning in a storage unit he'd been renting. 

Lubbock Fire Rescue was called to a storage unit around 11:30 a.m. where they located the body of Cypress Ramos, 21, while attempting to put out the fire, according to People.

Ramos had been locked inside and struck with an unidentified hard object, reported KCBD, citing a subsequent arrest warrant in the case. 

Allan Montemayor has been charged in Ramos' death; the storage unit is registered under his name. 

According to KCBD, the warrant states police officers on the scene were called to a second location where Montemayor allegedly told three witnesses that he “f— up.”

Video surveillance shows Montemayor arriving at the storage unit in a pickup truck with another person inside, according to the warrant. The two individuals then get out of the vehicle and enter the storage unit. After almost an hour and a half, the footage reveals Montemayor walking out alone, locking the unit and driving off, according to KCBD.

When Montemayor was arrested, he initially denied being at the storage unit, saying he hadn't been there since Feb. 11. Once investigators informed Montemayor of the video footage and asked him what happened, the warrant states “he just kind of shrugged and stated, ‘Isn’t it apparent?’” reported KCBD. 

Montemayor told police that he had been in the bathroom and when he returned, Ramos had set a fire in the unit. The warrant states that Montemayor told police Ramos came at him with a bat and then “it was either me or him,” according to KCBD. The station confirmed that friends and family of Ramos say Ramos identified as female.

Montemayor allegedly told police that a song told him to kill Ramos, but also that Ramos had heard a song that instructed her to kill Montemayor. 

KCBD reported that police collected Montemayor’s clothes and swabbed what appeared to be blood on his legs for evidence. 

Montemayor has been charged with Ramos’s murder and is being held on bond for $500,000. According to People, Montemayor has not entered a plea to the murder charge.