Police need help solving two cold case murders


The first happened five years ago on July 20, 2007. Richard Zavala, 24, was shot and killed at a north Harris County apartment complex, police said.

Zavala, who went by the nickname "Champ," was gunned down at the Woods of Northpark Apartments on Imperial Valley Drive. There is no description of the gunman.

The second case happened four years ago on July 10, 2008, in Hearne. Police said 27-year-old Hank Johnson was found beaten in a Hearne hotel room.

According to investigators, Johnson was rushed to an area hospital where he later died. He lived in Pasadena, but was working on a construction site in Robertson County at the time of his death.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information on either of these cases called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.

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