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Update on Incident at 4218 Lillian

March 2, 2007 -- The fatal stabbing of a man found at 4218 Lillian about 3 a.m. on Monday (Feb. 26) will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

The suspect is identified Juan Carlos Zelaya-Rodriguez (H/m, DOB: 6-10-71).

The victim’s identity is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s office. He suffered trauma and stab wounds to his body and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants M.W. McStravick, C.W. Howard and Officers T.A. Andrade and E.R. Carstens reported:

The victim was involved in a physical altercation with Zelaya-Rodriguez in an apartment building. During the altercation, which continued down a nearby street, the victim suffered severe physical trauma and stab wounds to his body. He was stuffed in a garbage can, where he was later found.

Updated: NJM/GO 3-2-07
GO/JGA 2-26-07
Inc #028650907

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.