Incident at 8204 Brockton #3
February 16, 2005 -- Houston
police homicide investigators are awaiting autopsy results on
a child found dead at 8204 Brockton about 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday
The unidentified female victim, who appeared
to be about two years of age, had
bruises on her right side and legs. The Harris County Medical
Examiner will investigate the cause of death.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Torres and
Officer S. Straughter reported:
A Houston police officer was at the apartment
complex at 8204 Brockton on a separate call regarding the recovery
of a stolen vehicle when he was approached by the manager of the
complex. She told the officer she had received several unidentified
phone calls to check on apartment #3. The manager said she and
a maintenance man went into the apartment to check on the welfare
of the tenants and found a small child wrapped in a blanket on
the bedroom floor. The patrol officer went inside and found the
child dead. Witnesses said the parents of the child had not been
seen in the apartment since Saturday evening (Feb. 12), three
Investigators are attempting to verify the name
of the little girl and locate her parents.
Anyone with information in this case is urged
to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.