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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Woman's Death at 5941 South Loop East

September 26, 2011 - Houston police have arrested a man charged in the death of a woman at 5941 South Loop East #805 about 3:45 a.m. on Sept. 20.

Gabriel Robert Barrionuevo (H/m, DOB: 11-19-91) is charged with murder in the 185th State District Court.

The victim, Jessica Leigh Thrash, 18, suffered multiple injuries to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant B. E. Roberts and Senior Police Officer K. P. Carr reported:

Southeast Patrol officers responded to a deceased person call at the above location.  When officers arrived, HFD emergency personnel told them Ms. Thrash had been found lying on the floor at the bottom of a staircase inside the residence.

Further investigation identified Thrash's roommate, Barrionuevo, as a suspect in this case and last Friday (Sept. 23) he was arrested without incident.  Barrionuevo claimed he and Thrash were fighting when she fell down the stairs.

Gabriel Robert Barrionuevo
Gabriel Robert Barrionuevo

Update:  KJS/JFC  9-26-11
VHS/JFC  9-21-11
Inc. #122049111

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