Joseph Leroy Davis, 69, Bayou Body Count No. 204

You live to be 69, you're probably thinking you're not going to die by a vicious stabbing.

But Joesph Leroy Davis, 69, went out that way in what looks to have been a burglary on the north side early Tuesday morning.

Police were called to the scene after witnesses described "a short black female carrying a duffel bag" leaving Davis' home in the 8600 block of Sunmore Court about 2 a.m. About an hour and a half later, after getting no response from inside the house police discovered the victim dead from multiple stab wounds.

"Relatives stated several pieces of jewelry were missing from Davis' residence," police said.

The suspect is descrbied only as a black female, 35 to 40 years of age, about 140 pounds with short hair and a medium complexion. She was wearing shorts and carrying a duffle bag.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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