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.
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
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