Emelia Oregon-Cruz, 27, Killed By Jealous Common-Law Husband, Bayou Body Count No. 38

Tomas Rodriguez waited for his ex-wife's date to finish.
Tomas Rodriguez waited for his ex-wife's date to finish.
Photo by HPD

Emelia Oregon-Cruz, 27, was leaving the home of her boyfriend on the far southwest side about 1 a.m. Sunday.

She didn't get far.

Her common-law husband had been sitting in his van outside the apartment in the 12600 block of Gessner, having learned of her date, Houston police say. When she came out he grabbed her by gunpoint, pulled her into the van and shot her.

He left her body in the van and took off in her car.

Tomas Santoyo Rodriguez, 41, turned himself in later that morning, HPD says. He's been charged with murder.


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