POLICE Department

Suspect Charged, Wanted in Woman's Disappearance, Death

October 24, 2019 - Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the disappearance and death of a woman last seen on June 21, 2018.

The suspect, Erik Fardell Arceneaux (b/m, 47), is charge with murder in the 178th State District Court for his role in the disappearance and death of his girlfriend, Maria Rodriguez, 29.  A photo of Arceneaux is attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives G. Sullivan and M. Condon reported:

Maria Rodriguez was reported missing by her family in June 2018.  Since that time, an extensive investigation has revealed her boyfriend, Arceneaux, killed her.  Neither Maria's body nor Arceneaux has been located.

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.

 Erik Fardell Arceneaux
Erik Fardell Arceneaux

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