Houston Police Department
Update: Investigation into Woman's Death at 1919 Runnels #57

April 3, 2015 - Houston police are investigating the death of a woman found at 1919 Runnels #57 about 9 a.m. on Thursday (April 2).

The victim, Sandra Carpio, 24, of the above address, was pronounced dead at the scene. She had suffered trauma to her head, neck and torso.

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officer T. Tyler reported:

Officers were called to the Clayton Homes Apartments and found Ms. Carpio with trauma to her body inside her apartment. Her five young children and a family member were also in the apartment, but not harmed. Paramedics pronounced Carpio deceased. Investigators believe she was killed sometime before 8 a.m. The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences will conduct an autopsy to determine the time and cause of her death.

Carpio's children were placed with family members. Her vehicle, a 1999 blue Dodge Durango with Texas license plates FCP-4060, is missing at this time.

The vehicle was located abandoned about 1 a.m. today (April 3) at an underpass on the North Freeway (North Interstate Highway 45) feeder road at Crighton Road in Conroe.

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.

Update 4-3-15
JFC/VHS 4-3-15
Inc #040931015

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