Murder and Homicide

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Houston's Creepiest Unsolved Murder Mysteries

    There's nothing quite like a good, old-fashioned murder mystery, and when it comes to creepy cold cases, Houston has plenty of 'em to choose from. From the notorious I-45 "Killing Fields" to the grisly, gut-churning "Ice Box Murders," the Bayou City has been home to some seriously disturbing, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    Police Release Video of Man Wanted For Questioning In CenterPoint Parking Garage Death

    Houston police have released surveillance video of someone wanted for questioning in the death of a man who was found bludgeoned to death in a downtown parking garage on Sunday night. Police this week identified the victis as 27-year-old Cory Roussell, whose body was found at about 10:50 p.m. Sun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Suspect in Strip Club Murder Captured in Mexico (Update)

    The suspect in the murder of a pregnant cleaning woman working inside Eclipse Gentlemen's nightclub was captured yesterday, less than two weeks after Maria Lucrecia was found dead. Osvaldo Fernandez-Aguilar, 23, was on his way to Cuba via Cancun, according to police, when he was arrested. Mexican ... More >>

  • News

    January 30, 2014

    The First 48 Makes Millions While the Innocent Have Their Lives Ruined

    Once you're charged with murder on A&E's The First 48, you're guilty for life - even if you're innocent.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Kaufman County Copycat Killings?

    Most people reading about the killings of Kaufman County officials earlier this year - Mark Hasse, an assistant district attorney was shot on the courthouse steps in January, then District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife were found dead in their home on Easter weekend - responded with the appro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Corey Hayes, 22, Shot Dead by Reserve Deputy: Bayou Body Count No. 189

    Houston police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old man who was shot to death by an off duty Harris County sheriff's reserve deputy after he fought with relatives and then forced his way into the deputy's nearby apartment. The fatal shooting occurred just after 6 p.m. on Thursday, Novembe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Cedric Keith Jones Charged With Murder in Dwayne Mitchell's Death

    Forty-year-old Cedric Keith Jones has been charged with murder and aggravated assault, accused in the killing of Dwayne Mitchell, 26, and wounding of Gilbert Mitchell, 23, on August 31. The shooting occurred at 406 East 43rd Street in Houston at 8:20 p.m. that day.

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    July 31, 2012

    Ceceilia Sanders, 27, Bayou Body Count No. 116

    A woman was stabbed to death in her apartment near her two small children a little after midnight Monday, and a man has been charged with murder. Ceceilia Sanders, 27, was found in her apartment in the 5600 block of Yale, stabbed several times. Two children, ages three and eight months old, were ne ... More >>

  • News

    July 26, 2012

    Friends Can Also Betray You

    Mexicans pay in blood for America's War on Drugs.

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 32

    An early-hours argument led to a fatal shooting in a northwest side apartment Sunday, Houston police say. Rodney Wayne Allen, 21, has been charged with murder in the incident, which happened about 5 a.m. in the 5700 block of Guhn. Police say Allen was visiting the victim's apartment when he began ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Unidentified Male, 51, Who "Fell on His Knife," Bayou Body Count No. 28

    A man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of his roommate, even though he told cops "the victim fell on his knife during an argument." Hilario Soliz, 44, has been charged with the murder of a 51-year-old man whose name has not been released. The incident happened about 5:15 a.m. Frid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Markayle D. Mosley, 22, Bayou Body Count No. 16

    Gunned down in an apartment complex.​A man was shot to death in an apartment complex near Hobby Airport Friday, police say. Markayle D. Mosley, 22, was shot about 5 p.m. in the Crestmont Village Apartments in the 5600 block of Selinsky, HPD says. Their official information is short and sweet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Brandon Larue Jackson: Serious About Face Ink, Charged with Murder

    There is commitment to your tats and then there is COMMITMENT! In the case of Brandon Larue Jackson, the man is serious when it comes to his ink. Unfortunately, he is also being accused of the shooting death of Casey D. Read on July 7, 2010. The 26-year-old Jackson was already in jail on an unrelat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Reginald Eaglin Charged in Death of Montrose Salon Owner

    Reginald Eaglin​We reported to you this morning that Scott Ellis Childress, 46, had been beaten to death over the weekend at his Montrose-area salon. According to a media report, Reginald Elgin has been charged with murder in the death of Childress. According to police reports, Childress and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Michael Ray Cooper, 28, Bayou Body Count No. 8

    Shot to death by a visitor​A man was shot to death in his Sunnyside home Sunday evening, police say. Michael Ray Cooper, 28, had a visitor to his home in the 3600 block of Bloomfield about noon Sunday. "At some point during the visit, the suspect shot and killed Cooper," HPD says. "After the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Unidentified Male Shot at Club, Bayou Body Count No. 195

    Dead in a westside restaurant/club.​Homicide police are investigating the death of a man found shot to death at a westside restaurant and club last week. The man, whose identity has not been released pending notification to family members, was shot in Clayton's Restaurant and Club in the 190 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Phillip Little: Four Arrested in Domino's Driver's Murder

    Timothy Robinson and three others face capital murder charges.​Four people -- including a 15-year-old girl -- have been arrested for the November 2 murder of Domino's Pizza driver Phillip Little, Houston police said today. Little was shot in a robbery attempt near the intersection of Martin L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Are Police Downplaying Sexual Assault in the Third Ward?

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderCouncilmembers Wanda Adams and C.O. Bradford called for more transparency last night with HPD.​When Third Ward activists get together with HPD, the results aren't usually rosy. But last night's standing-room-only meeting of the Positive Interaction Program (PIP), which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Alicia Saldana Gonzalez, 36, Bayou Body Count No. 73

    HPDJesus Gonzales: Charged with murder​An argument between a husband and wife ended when he stabbed her to death on the porch of their east side home Thursday night. The couple's three children were at home and might have witnessed the incident. Alicia Saldana Gonzalez, 36, was stabbed multip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Unidentified Homeless Man, Bayou Body Count No. 71

    Found shot to death in the bayou​Houston homicide detectives are asking the public's help in identifying a homeless man whose body was found in Buffalo Bayou downtown Saturday morning. The man had apparently suffered gunshot wounds, HPD said. The body was found near the 700 block of Franklin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Unidentified Man in His 20s, Bayou Body Count No. 72

    Body found in a city park.​Police discovered the body of a man reportedly stabbed to death in a park near downtown this morning. The man, who has not been identified, was in his 20s, police say. KPRC reports the man was stabbed to death. The body was found about 4 a.m. today in Emancipation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Keith Monteds Brown, 40, Bayou Body Count No. 67

    Gunned down at home​A man answered a knock on the door at his south Houston home last night and was shot to death, police say. Keith Monteds Brown, 40, was in his home in the 4200 block of Groton around 9 p.m. last night when he answered the door, HPD says. He was then gunned down and pronou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Victor Ramirez, 43, Bayou Body Count No. 60

    HPDPedro Rodriguez: Wanted for murder.​A northwest side man shot his three neighbors in an argument and killed one of them on May 2, Houston police said. He was charged with murder over the weekend and is on the run. Victor Ramirez, 43, was shot and killed in front of his home in the 7500 blo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Jim Andrew Lee, 58, Bayou Body Count No. 44

    HPDAntone Richie: Homeless and wanted by police​A homeless man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a security guard, police say. Antone Richie, 53, is still on the run. He is wanted for the murder of Jim Andrew Lee, 58. Lee was a security guard at an office building in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Divis Garcia Ordonez, Antonio Leon: Escaped to Honduras After West Bellfort Murders, HPD Says

    HPDDivis Ordonez: On the run.​Two men who have been charged with a pair of murders at a West Bellfort apartment complex this month are believed to have escaped to Honduras, Houston police say. Divis Garcia Ordonez, 24, and Antonio Leon, 21, who also goes by George Celaya, are each charged wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Unidentified Males, Bayou Body Count No. 36 and 37

    Two men shot dead.​Two unidentified men were shot dead around 2 a.m. Sunday, March 20 at 6200 West Bellfort. Police report the victims were in the parking lot of an apartment complex waiting for the suspect to return a phone to him. The phone was found at a convenience story in the 11100 bloc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Robert Anthony Realyvasquez, 19, Bayou Body Count No. 27

    HPDDavid Garcia, charged with murder​A 19-year-old man is dead after being shot several times in the head at a northside apartment complex early Saturday morning, police say. Robert Anthony Realyvasquez, 19, of Tomball, died after David Garza, 20, pulled up to him as he was stopped at the com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Unidentified Female, One Month Old, Bayou Body Count No. 22

    HPDMilton Rolando Paz, accused of murdering an infant​Capital murder charges have been filed against the father of a one-month old baby girl who died Monday morning, police say. Milton Rolando Paz, 25, was arrested in connection with the incident that happened in the 3900 block of Arlington ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 16

    HPDAngel Cantu, charged with murder and on the run​A man tried to escape a beating at his house by jumping out the window, but instead was stabbed to death, Sunday morning, Houston police say. Murder charges have been filed against Angel F. Cantu, 19, who is currently on the run. The name of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Maria Escamilla, 51, Bayou Body Count No. 8

    Photo courtesy HPDJose Guerrero, charged with murder​A woman was killed on the southeast side and an arrest has been made in the case, Houston police say. Maria Escamilla, 51, was found dead from a gunshot wound inside a building in the 3000 block of Broadway about 10:45 p.m. January 8, HPD s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Unidentified Male, 24, Bayou Body Count No. 1

    A stabbing death kicks off 2011​A man came home to his southwest side apartment and discovered his roommate had been stabbed to death, police say. The name of the victim, 24, has not been released pending notification of family members. His roommate returned to their apartment in the 9400 bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Justin Aaron Conrad, 27, Bayou Body Count No. 300

    Photo courtesy HPDEric Cooper, charged with murder​A murder in a northwest side record store was likely drug-related, police say. Justin Aaron Conrad, 27, was killed in a shootout at the Urban Soundz store in the 8600 block of North Houston Rosslyn about 6:40 p.m. Thursday, HPD says. Eric Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Aileen Willis, 90, Bayou Body Count No. 248

    Quincy Lee Johnson, Jr.: Strangled his 90-year-old great-grandmother, police say​Capital murder charges have been filed against the great-grandson of a 90-year-old woman found strangled to death on the west side, police say.Quincy Lee Johnson, Jr., 17, has been charged with murdering Aileen Willis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Cesar Manuel Cazares: Nabbed For A Stabbing Death 21 Years Later

    A 2009 kidnapping case breaks a 1989 murder​Score one for the cold-case squad at the Houston Police Department -- they've announced the arrest of a man suspected of stabbing a romantic rival to death 21 years ago.Cesar Manual Cazares, 42, is accused of killing Leonides Ponce, then 27, back i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Burning Down The House

    ​There's the guy who allegedly drove over a woman and then there's the fellow who allegedly shot three dudes and burned the house down.Yes, these are just a few of the many murders that the hard-working Houston homicide detectives have ostensibly solved over the past week. It started out as jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: A Hatchet Man And A Cold Case

    courtesy of HPDMelchor Izquierdo​There is a hatchet-man killer hiding in Houston. The cops know who he is, but not where to find him.Police are hunting for Melchor Izquierdo, 29, charged with murder in the slaying of Estevan Tellez back on September 14. Tellez, 42, who worked at a foundation busin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Sometimes The Cases Are Easy, Sometimes Not

    courtesy of HCSOSandra Martinez​It may seem like it sometimes, but not all murders in Houston go unsolved.Take, for instance, a case last Friday inside a home at 10727 Lumber Ridge Trail. Sandra Martinez and her husband, Cesar Barrera, had been arguing most of the night when at about 9:30 p.m. Bar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    The Chevy Cobalt: Not So Safe After All

    There's nothing wrong with the Chevy Cobalt. It's an affordable little car that gets pretty good gas mileage on the highway, but is it really worth killing over? According to Houston police, the answer appears to be yes. Huu Khanh Phung, 55, was in his silver-colored Cobalt near the intersectio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Death Doesn't Take A Holiday

    Unfortunately, murder doesn't recognize holiday weekends, as evidenced by the following homicide investigations recently opened by area law enforcement.A man was killed following a shootout with Humble police late this morning. Details are limited, but the incident occurred outside an employment off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2007

    Rap-a-Lot’s J. Prince Sues Apple, BET

    We would just like to make one thing clear upfront: To the best of our knowledge, Rap-A-Lot Records owner J. Prince is neither a murderer nor a member of a Chicago gang called The Gangster Disciples. Now then: J. Prince has filed suit against Apple, Black Entertainment Television and parent company ... More >>

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    The Devil You Say

    Was Jeffery Prible the cold-blooded murderer of an entire family? Or the gullible target of an opportunistic jailhouse informant?

  • News

    November 30, 2000

    The Private Trial of Donald Davis

    A Houston attorney who specialized in saving killers' lives couldn't handle his own. So he took it.

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Waldhauser Watch

    A story about the new life and old ways of a notorious killer spurs indictments and national coverage

  • News

    June 24, 1999

    Killer On The Loose

    Was Walter Waldhauser/ Michael Davis tipped about his latest arrest warrants?

  • News

    June 17, 1999
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    May 27, 1999

    Heartburn Can Be Murder

    A body may soon be unburied in the bizarre Basso case

  • News

    November 21, 1996

    Blood Sport

    In the dogfight business, pit bulls get killed all the time. Sometimes, so do people.

  • News

    November 14, 1996

    Gayland's Choice

    Gayland Randle was there the night Paul Broussard was murdered, but he never laid a hand on the victim. So why is Randle doing 15 years in prison?

  • News

    May 30, 1996

    Blood Feud

    The head of the ME's DNA lab says prosecutors are trying to discredit her for failing to be a "team player"

  • News

    March 24, 1994

    Crime & Punishment

    Ten years ago, Anthony Ray Westley entered a bait shop to commit a crime. Was it a crime worth dying for?

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