February 22, 2012 - Houston police are investigating the death of a female found at 1300 Lorraine about 6:30 a.m. today (Feb. 22).
The female victim's identity and cause of death are pending an autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant E. Cisneros and Senior Police Officer H. Chavez reported:
Houston Fire Department firefighters responded to a grass fire in the 1900 block of Gano. When they arrived, they extinguished a fire in the back of a vacant washateria at the above address. After extinguishing the fire, HFD personnel found the victim's body beneath a piece of plywood. She was badly burned and pronounced dead at the scene. The victim had no identification on her. She had two small star tattoos, one blue and one pink, on her left stomach area. It is believed the tattoos are stamps, and not permanent.
Anyone with information on a missing female from the previous night or on one with similar tattoos is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.