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Update on Incident at 8204 Brockton #3

February 18, 2005 -- Houston police homicide investigators have released a photo of a man wanted for questioning in the death of his two-year-old daughter found at 8204 Brockton about 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 15).

The wanted male is Roman Aguila Sanchez (H/m, DOB 2-23-77). He is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has a shaved haircut. The photo depicts Sanchez with a fuller head of hair. He is believed to be with his common-law wife, Marisel Perez Texis (H/f, DOB 9-9-82) and another child, Gabriel Aguila, 3. Texis is 5 feet 1 inch tall, weighs about 125 pounds and has medium-length red hair.

The couple is believed to be driving in a blue or gray Dodge Neon with unknown California license plates. Sanchez and Texis might have headed back to the Oceanside, California, area where they were before arriving in Houston within the past year. Investigators said they might also have fled to Mexico.

The two are wanted for questioning in the death of Sanchez’s daughter, Jenifer Aguila Zarate, 2. The Harris County Medical Examiner ruled Jenifer’s death a homicide due to blunt force trauma to her chest. She also had suffered a broken right arm, and had broken ribs that were considered to be older injuries.

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 Sanchez, Texis and young Gabriel is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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