Fatal Stabbing at 1308 Clay #216

August 14, 2009 - Houston police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man found at 1308 Clay #216 about 2:30 p.m. on Thursday (Aug. 13). 

The victim, 38, suffered multiple stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.  His identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. A. Odom and Senior Police Officer J. L. Coffelt reported: 

An employee of the Athens Hotel found the manager of the hotel deceased in one of the rooms.  Officers responded to the location and found the victim had been stabbed several times.  Evidence from the scene determined a struggle had occurred in the room and at least one other person was present when the victim was killed.  A witness stated he saw an unknown male suspect yell up at a second floor window of the hotel, throw a brick through the window and then run southbound on Caroline Street. 

The suspect is described only as a black male, 25 to 30 years of age, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 160 to 170 pounds.  He is clean shaven and was last seen wearing a white sleeveless shirt, long brown shorts and a backpack. 

At this time, there is no motive for the incident. 

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

Inc. #118669509

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