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Update on Incident at 6200 Alder Drive

August 1, 2005 -- Houston police have learned the identity of a woman found dead at 6200 Alder Drive on Sunday, July 24, 2005, at about 7 a.m. The victim is 21-year-old Jessica Elaine Cantu and her exact cause of death is still pending toxicology tests from the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.

Details of the incident are as follows:
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant D. A. Ferguson and Officer B. C. McDaniel reported: An individual who called an ambulance to the scene found the Cantu face down in a grassy area between the sidewalk and street. She appeared to have several abrasions to her body. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.

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

Updated AW/ RMM 8-1-05

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