Houston Police Department
Public's Help Sought in Possible Kidnapping Case

July 29, 2013 - Houston police are asking for the public's help in locating a victim and suspects wanted in a possible kidnapping in the 300 block of Shotwell about 11:30 a.m. today (July 29).

A photo of the victim, Elsa Yaneth Munoz Romero, 29, is attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant B. Harris reported:

A witness told investigators he was inside his home at the above address when he heard someone banging on his front door.  When he went to the door to investigate, a woman began screaming in Spanish that someone was going to kill her.  When the resident opened the door, the woman threw a Honduran passport inside his house.  As she did so, two suspects grabbed the woman and forced her into a small SUV.

The suspects are described only as a Hispanic male and female.  The male is believed to be about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds.  He is bald, with a Houston Texans tatoo on one arm.  The female is believed to be about 5 feet 3 inches and weighs about 110 pounds.  She is skinny, with shoulder length dark brown or black hair and was last seen wearing a large T-shirt and spandax type shorts.    

The vehicle is described as a small metallic blue SUV with chrome mag wheels and paper tags, the last four numbers of which are 5826.

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

Elsa Yaneth Munoz Romero
Elsa Yaneth Munoz Romero

KJS/JKS 7-29-13
Inc. #094612913

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