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Update on Incident at 6000 Bissonnet

February 2, 2006 -- A suspect wanted in a fatal stabbing of a woman on May 4, 2004, at 6000 Bissonnet is being held in a Mexico City jail awaiting extradition. The
suspect, Elber Ruben Vazquez ( H/m DOB 12-22-84) was arrested by Mexican Agents with the Agencia Federal de Investigaciones (AFI), using a provisional arrest warrant in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, Mexico on January 31, 2006.

United States Marshals Service deputies assigned to the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force provided information to the marshal's Mexico City office who then worked with the AFI to locate and apprehend Vazquez.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. L. Ramsey and Officer R. A. Swainson reported:

The victim, Mireya Hernandez, 25, suffered multiple stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. She was found by her sister who had come by her apartment to visit. The sister found the back door of the apartment opened. When she peered inside, she saw her sister clad in a two piece pajama set lying on the bedroom floor near the bed and a baby crib. The victim's two-year-old daughter was found sitting on top of her mother kissing her cheek and telling her mother to wake up. A 10-month-old daughter was found nearby in a baby's bed. Both children were unharmed, but covered in blood.

The scene suggested there had been a violent struggle since blood was found throughout the one bedroom apartment. There was no sign of forced entry.

The victim's husband was contacted at work and informed of the incident. He told investigators he had left for work at 6:45 a.m.

Robbery did not appear to be have been a motive in the incident. The victim sold candy, sodas and soft drinks from her kitchen window. Cash and coins were in plain view when police arrived.

RMM/JFC 2-2-06
Inc #068584704

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