Houston Police Department
Update: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Woman's Death at 5100 Chennault

December 11, 2014 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the death of a female found at 5100 Chennault about 4 p.m. on June 22.

The suspect, Carlos Torres (H/m, 27), is charged with murder in the 177th State District Court. He is accused in the death of Eleivia Vigil, 22, of the above address. An autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences determined her cause of death to be strangulation.

A photo of suspect Torres is attached to this news release.

suspect Carlos Torres

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Hassig and Officer T. Ferguson reported:

Ms. Vigil, who lived at the above residence with other family members, had gone out the previous night (June 21) to various bars and returned home about 2 a.m. Family members attempted unsuccessfully to wake her the next morning but her bedroom door was locked. A few hours later, the family again attempted to wake her and still received no answer. Family members then went outside, looked through her window, and saw her deceased on the bed.

Further investigation identified Torres as the suspect in this case. On Wednesday (December 10), he was arrested by members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force.

Update: VHS/JKS 12-11-14
VHS/JFC 6-23-14
Inc. #078194214

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