Kidnapping, murder victim in Houston, Texas

Pasadena police are trying to find Daniel Chacon, who has an energetic arrest warrant for aggravated kidnapping and is a murder suspect in Maira Gutierrez’s dying.

HOUSTON — Family members and police have recognized the lady discovered useless in an deserted SUV as Maira Gutierrez, a mom of 4.

According to investigators, Gutierrez was kidnapped from a Pasadena condo complicated Monday morning. Witnesses known as the police after they noticed her being compelled inside her personal SUV at gunpoint.

On Monday afternoon, she was discovered shot to dying in the SUV, which had been deserted in southeast Houston.

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Police stated 30-year-old Daniel Chacon, Gutierrez’s ex-boyfriend, has an energetic arrest warrant for aggravated kidnapping in the case and can also be thought-about a suspect in her dying. He’s believed to have ties to Mexico, police stated.

“I’m confident somebody knows where he is. We’re asking for the public’s help finding him,” Pasadena Police Chief Josh Bruegger stated.

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Here’s the update police provided on Tuesday:

What occurred

The kidnapping

According to Pasadena police, they bought reviews Monday morning simply earlier than 10 a.m. a few lady who was being compelled into an SUV at gunpoint at an condo complicated off Red Bluff Road close to Beltway 8.

After speaking with witnesses, police stated they had been in a position to determine Chacon because the kidnapping suspect and Gutierrez because the victim.

Body discovered

Around 3 p.m., investigators stated Gutierrez’s physique was discovered contained in the deserted SUV on Cedar Crest Street, close to the intersection of Mykawa Road and the South Loop. The SUV gave the impression to be run off the street and ditched at some type of distribution middle. Police stated freeway limitations had been saved on the location.

No weapon was discovered on the scene, in keeping with investigators.

Domestic violence reviews

Authorities stated Gutierrez reported two different home disturbance points involving Chacon. She known as police two instances in September, in keeping with authorities. An investigator was assigned to the case, however fees weren’t accepted.

“There had been a couple of disturbances within the last few weeks,” Pasadena Police Sgt. Raul Granados stated on Monday. “This was rapidly evolving. Those were still under investigation. Charges hadn’t been accepted yet and unfortunately, we’re here today. This is a sad situation for all of those involved, especially for the lady who lost her life.”

Chacon and Gutierrez weren’t dwelling collectively however had a 5-month-old youngster, in keeping with relations. Chacon had custody of the kid, police stated. The youngster was not harm throughout the kidnapping incident. Gutierrez additionally leaves behind three boys who’re 19,14 and 12. 

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Bruegger stated he believes his officers adopted correct protocols in previous interactions. He stated this incident highlights how briskly home conditions can deteriorate.

“Charging decisions by the DA’s office have to be based on evidence to establish probable cause,” Bruegger stated.

Chacon’s historical past

In different instances courting again to 2012, courtroom information present Chacon was charged in different instances involving violence towards a distinct lady.

In 2017, that victim advised Houston police he punched her in the face and put her in a chokehold till she virtually handed out, in keeping with courtroom paperwork. She stated Chacon, who she recognized as her common-law husband, took her cellphone so she could not name for assist and would not let her go away.

According to courtroom paperwork, Chacon was charged with felony assault of a member of the family and impeding respiratory however was allowed to plead responsible to a category A misdemeanor.

In December 2012, Chacon pleaded no contest to a different misdemeanor assault of a member of the family cost. He was charged with the identical factor in March 2012 however that case was dismissed.

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