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Incident at 1041 Elberta

February 23, 2007 -- Houston police are investigating the death of an unidentified woman found at 1041 Elberta about 7:40 a.m. today (February 23).

The adult victim’s identity and cause of death are pending an autopsy by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s office. It appears she suffered multiple stab wounds.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J.H. Binford and Officer R.A. Swinson reported:

A juvenile male walking to the bus stop saw the body of the deceased woman in the backyard of a vacant house at 1041 Elberta. He told a friend and they returned to the house before they alerted a passing patrol vehicle.

The victim is described as a black female, 25 to 30 years of age, and has a tattoo of playing cards and the name “shorty” inked on her body.

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

GO/JFC 2-23-07
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.