Update on Incident at 107 Milby
July 25, 2005 -- Houston police
homicide investigators hope the release of composite drawings
of a female found dead at 107 Milby on June 30 can help identify
One drawing is
that of the female's left wrist and hand. On the wrist is
a tattoo of a heart, and on the hand are what appear to be the
letters IVV. The other composite
is that of the female's head and hair as part of a skull reconstruction
drawing. The sketch was drawn based upon hair found on the
female at the scene. Investigators believe the female is black
and was possibly homeless.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant P. Motard and
Officer C. Abbondandolo reported:
The Goodyear store at 107 Milby caught fire approximately
two years ago. Since that time, the store has been vacant except
for homeless men and women who routinely frequent the location.
The owner of the location and a worker were cleaning
the building about 10 a.m. on June 30 when they found the body
of the victim inside a 55-gallon barrel of used oil and filters.
It is unknown how long the victim had been in the oil.
Anyone with information on the female's identity
or her death is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at
713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Update JFC/MES 7-25-05
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.