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HPD Releases Picture of Wanted Suspect

April 27, 2005 -- Investigators in the Houston Police Family Violence Unit are seeking the public's help in locating a suspect charged with one count of aggravated kidnaping and two counts of aggravated assault. The charges are filed in the 339th State District Court.

Click here for a photo of the suspect, identified as Juan Luis Guardiola (H/m 6-15-85).

HPD Family Violence Unit Investigators M. J. Ybanez and J. E. Vigil reported:

On April 2, 2005, about 11 p.m., Guardiola forced his way into a residence at 3128 Tilfer at gunpoint. There, he demanded to know the whereabouts of the victim (his ex-girlfriend) and their four-month-old daughter and assaulted two individuals at the location. After locating the victim, he forced her and the infant into his vehicle. He then held both of them for several hours before releasing them unharmed at another location.

On the afternoon of April 27, 2005, Guardiola was seen by investigators in an apartment complex that he is believed to frequent at 7575 Office City Drive. The suspect escaped.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Juan Luis Guardiola is asked to contact the Houston Police Department Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Incident #50510905-M

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.