Incident at 16607 Larchwood
March 20, 2006 -- A suspect
has been arrested and charged in the apparent strangulation of
his wife at 16607 Larchwood about 7:55 a.m. on Sunday (Mar. 19).
Juan Guadalupe Garcia (H/m, DOB 7-23-71) is charged
with murder in the 232nd State District Court. He is accused in
the killing of his wife, Michelle Garcia, 35.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C.E. Elliott and
Officer M. Cruz Jr. reported:
The victim and suspect were involved in an argument
that escalated into a physical struggle at their home. The victim
died, apparently as a result of asphyxiation or strangulation.
An autopsy is being conducted by the Harris County Medical Examiner's
The suspect fled the home and was arrested without
incident at a separate location about five hours later.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.