Houston Police Department
Update: Identity of Deceased Female Found at 1300 Lorraine

February 25, 2012 - Houston police have learned the identity of a female found deceased at 1300 Lorraine about 6:30 a.m. last Friday (Feb. 22)

The victim has been identified as Angelica Garibay, 40, of Houston. Her cause of death is pending verification by the Harris County Insititute 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.

On Sunday (Feb. 24), an autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences confirmed the identity of the deceased female as Angelica Garibay.

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.

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