Update on Incident at 7333 Airline
December 10, 2007 - Houston police have learned the identity of a woman found dead at 7333 Airline about 8 a.m. on Saturday (Dec. 8).
The victim, Deborah Barfield, 45, of 20595 Dry Creek in New Caney, suffered blunt trauma to her head and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her cause of death is pending an autopsy by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s office.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeants T. Hernandez, A. Carrillo and Senior Police Officers X. Avila and H. Chavez reported:
Ms. Barfield was found lying near the Estrella Used Auto Parts Store at 7333 Airline. She was nude from the waist down and had suffered head injuries. Evidence indicates Barfield was assaulted on the second floor of the business and taken to the radiator shop area on the first floor. It appears someone possibly carried her through the radiator shop to a side door and placed her body in a small ditch along a fence line on the north side of the property. Investigators questioned several male employees at the business and obtained DNA swabs from each as part of the investigation.
There is no known suspect(s) at this time.
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.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.