Fatal Home Invasion at 8100 Lenore

July 23, 2008 - Houston police are investigating the death of a man at 8100 Lenore about 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday (July 22).

The victim, Javier Cortez, 37, suffered blunt trauma to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants L. A. Flores and P. C. Motard and Senior Police Officer C. P. Abbondandolo reported:

Patrol officers responded to a dead on arrival call at 8100 Lenore and found Mr. Cortez in his bedroom deceased. Further investigation determined Cortez’s brother had arrived home earlier and found him in the bedroom and his mother in a second bedroom. The rear door was found forcibly opened and the residence was in disarray.

Cortez’s mother stated to investigators a loud noise woke her and her son, then several unknown suspects rushed in the bedroom and repeatedly struck Cortez. The suspects then went through the residence and took unknown items.

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

Inc. #106398308

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