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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 (Feb. 15).

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 days earlier.

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.

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