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Incident at 215 Latham

October 28, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal stabbing and beating of a female at 215 Latham about 9 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 27).

The identity of the female victim is pending notification to next of kin by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C.T. Mosqueda and Officer L. Benavidez reported:

The landlord of the apartment duplex heard running water coming from a downstairs apartment. After the landlord gained access into the apartment, he noticed the bathroom door open and blood on the floor. Upon looking into the bathtub, he observed a set of feet underneath a rug in the bathtub. He immediately walked out of the apartment and contacted police. Investigators determined the female had been beaten and stabbed several times. The victim lived in the apartment with another person who has not been seen within the past week.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

MES/JFC 10-28-05
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.