POLICE Department

Update: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Male Found at 4100 Holmes Road

February 11, 2016 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal stabbing of a male found at 4100 Holmes Road about 9:20 a.m. on January 19.

The suspect, Edward Oneal IV (b/m, 18), is charged with murder in the 337th State District Court for his role in the killing of Ryan Roberts, 16, of Houston.

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

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officers W. Huff and S. Spivey reported:

On January 15, a male (Mr. Roberts) matching the description of the person found at the above address was reported missing to police. Following unsuccessful attempts to locate him, his mother advised on January 18 that she had reason to believe he might be deceased in a wooded area near their apartment complex.  A search ensued, however he was not found.  On January 19, Texas EquuSearch continued the search and located Roberts' body at the above address.

Further investigation led to the identity of Edward Oneal, an acquaintance of Roberts, as the suspect in this case.  Oneal was arrested without incident on Wednesday (Feb. 10) and admitted his role in Roberts' death.

suspect Edward Oneal IV
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