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Update on Incident at 8204 Brockton #3

February 16, 2005 -- Houston police homicide investigators are asking for the public's help in locating the parents of 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 is investigating the cause of death.

The parents, who are wanted for questioning at this time, are identified as Roman Aguila and Marisel Perez Texis (H/f, DOB 9-9-82). Aguila is described only as a Hispanic male in his late 20s to early 30s and Perez Texis is described only as having a petite build. The couple has another child, a boy named Gabriel Aguila, whose believed to be about three years old. It is believed the couple and Gabriel are somewhere in the southeast area of the city where there are other known relatives. There are no photos available of the parents or child at this time.

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.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the parents and/or Gabriel is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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