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Suspect Arrested, Charged in 1983 Death of Juvenile at 200 McCall

October 5, 2010 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the death of a juvenile male at 200 McCall on October 26, 1983.

Raymond Yucatan Guzman (H/m, DOB: 2-4-63) is charged with murder in the 232nd State District Court. He is accused in the death of Paul Salinas, 11, of Houston.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant P.C. Motard reported:

Paul Salinas lived at 1919 Runnels and had just come home from school on the afternoon of October 26th when he disappeared. He was last reported being seen with Guzman, walking along the railroad right-of-way toward 200 McCall.

Paul's body was later found inside a boxcar at 200 McCall, north of his home. He had been struck in the head with a large, heavy chunk of concrete. Also found nearby was a spray paint can that was commonly used for sniffing to get intoxicated.

An initial investigation identified Guzman as a suspect. However, he denied any involvement in the incident and named another suspect who was responsible for the murder. Guzman also claimed he was present when Paul was killed by the other individual.

The HPD Homicide Cold Case Squad reviewed the case and again identified Guzman as a suspect in this case. The follow-up investigation revealed that five years after the crime Guzman told previous investigators he was responsible for the boy's death.

Based on the thorough, follow-up investigation, Guzman was arrested today without incident in Gallatin, Tennessee, and confessed to his role in the murder.

JKS/JFC  10-5-10
Inc. #64699683

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