Man wanted in murder of child who suffered traumatic brain injury while in his care, HPD says

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Monday, July 26, 2021
Man wanted in Dec. 2018 murder of child left in his care
Do you know this man? Police say he's wanted in the Dec. 2018 murder of a child left in his care.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Crime Stoppers of Houston is asking for your help to find a man wanted in the 2018 murder of a child who was in his care.

Police say Jorge Luis Acosta, 29, was caring for the child when the child suffered a traumatic brain injury. The child was then rushed to the hospital and died.

This incident happened on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, when Houston police received a report about a child suffering serious bodily injury in the 6000 block of Allendale Road.

Now, Acosta is considered a fugitive, with an active warrant for his arrest as of July 25.

He's described as a Hispanic man, about 5 feet 8 inches, 150 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.

Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to charges or Acosta's arrest.

You can report tips anonymously to 713-222-TIPS (8477), online or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app.

Only tips and calls directly to Crime Stoppers are kept anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.