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UPDATE: Investigation into Female Found Deceased at 16000 Westheimer

July 7, 2011 - Houston police have learned the tentative identification of a woman found deceased after a fire was extinguished at 16000 Westheimer Parkway about 1:10 a.m. on Wednesday (July 6).

The victim has been tentatively identified as Norma Angelica Tapia, 42.  Her formal identifcation is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  Tapia was tentatively identified by her clothing and physical characteristics

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Meeler and Officer J. French reported:

Ms. Tapia was last seen by her co-workers about 10 p.m. on Tuesday (July 5), getting into her vehicle in the parking lot of her employer, the Shish Kabob Cafe II at 19965 Katy Freeway.  On Wednesday (July 6), when Tapia did not return home, family members began searching for her and located her vehicle in the parking lot of the Shish Kabob Cafe.

Tapia's burned body was found on Wednesday morning by two individuals driving by George Bush Park at the above location.

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

Update: VHS/JFC  7-7-11
VHS/JFC  7-6-11
Inc. #087686611 

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