UPDATE: Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Stabbing at 621 McDaniel
Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal stabbing of a woman found at 621 McDaniel about 7:30 a.m. on July 25.
The suspect, Juan Velez Lopez, 51, is charged with murder in the 185th State District Court for his role in the killing of Consuelo Pena, 57, of the above address.
A photo of suspect Lopez is attached to this news release.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeants A. Semmelrock, S. Murdock and Senior Police Officer B. Evans arrived on the scene and reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to a welfare check call at the above address and found Ms. Pena deceased from several apparent stab wounds.
Further investigation identified Lopez as the suspect in this case. He and Ms. Pena were in a relationship and lived together. Evidence indicates Lopez fled to Mexico.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Juan Velez Lopez is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Juan Velez Lopez