Houston Police Department
Investigation into Body Found at 20900 Birnam Wood

July 27, 2012 - Houston police are investigating the death of a man found at 20900 Birnam Wood about 1 p.m. on Monday (July 23).

The victim, Juan Jose Valerio-Dominguez, 34, of Spring, had suffered stab wounds and was found burned.  A photo of the victim is attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Chandler and Senior Police Officer R. Bolton reported:

Officers responded to a report of a burned body on the side of the road at the above address, a remote area near Bush Intercontinental Airport.  The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences later identified the victim as Mr. Valerio Dominguez, who had been reported as a missing person to the Harris County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday (July 25).  Family reported he had last been seen on Sunday (July 22) between 11:30 a.m. and noon and last contact was via a text message at 2 p.m.  The victim's vehicle, a 2003 silver Honda Civic CRX, Texas license plates 316 ZGH is still missing.

Anyone with information on the location of the missing vehicle or information in the case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

The victim, Juan Jose Valerio-Dominguez
 Jerry Scott Quiroa

JKS/VHS  7-27-12
Inc. #093203412

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