Police seek info to identify 1991 murder victim


According to Houston police, the body of an unidentified Hispanic male was found dumped in a field at 1400 Gazin on August 31, 1991. He had been shot and stabbed. An investigation was opened and at that time all possible leads were exhausted, police say.

The case was reviewed in May 2012 and information was developed, as well as witness statements that identified two suspects in this case. Houston police say both suspects have admitted to their involvement in this incident.

One suspect, Benito Covarrubias-Ramirez, 49, is charged with murder for his involvement in this incident. Covarrubias-Ramirez is also charged with felon in possession of a weapon in the same court and remains in the Harris County Jail.

A second suspect, Alejo Ramirez-Garcia, 41, was arrested in Stilwell, Oklahoma on June 14 and is awaiting extradition back to Houston. Ramirez-Garcia is also charged with murder.

The victim is described only as a Hispanic male, 20 to 30 years of age. He had suffered multiple gunshot and stab wounds.

Anyone with information on the identity of the victim is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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