Suspect Arrested in Fatal Stabbing at 9503 Richmond

January 7, 2008 - Houston police are investigating the death of a woman found in the 6500 block of South Gessner about 9 a.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 6).

The victim, Jessica Garcia, 33, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. D. Shirley and Officer J. Robles reported:

A passerby saw Ms. Garcia slumped over in her vehicle in the apartment complex parking lot at 6500 South Gessner about 9 a.m. and believed she was asleep. That same passerby later saw Garcia in the same vehicle still slumped over at 1:45 p.m. and notified the apartment manager. A maintenance man went to check if Garcia needed help. After being unable to wake Garcia by banging on the window of her vehicle, HPD patrol officers and HFD paramedics were called to the scene.

Further investigation determined Garcia had been strangled.

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

Inc. #002816009

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

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