Houston police gave new details Friday morning about a shocking murder case in which prosecutors say two gang members killed a young woman as a satanic sacrifice. Detectives “believe strongly” that they have identified the slain woman, police announced, and are looking for other people who may have been involved.
Prosecutors charged yesterday that two alleged members of violent Salvadoran gang MS-13 — identified in court documents as Miguel Alvarez-Flores, 22, and Diego Hernandez-Rivera, 18 — killed the young woman and held a 14-year-old girl against her will.
Authorities asked the public’s help identifying the slain female after the medical examiner could not determine her identity.
On Friday, homicide detective Sgt. Chris Sturdivant said police are confident they have identified her. Detectives met Thursday with her family members, whom Sturdivant said were “just distraught that they lost a daughter.”
The sergeant also revealed that there was a third young girl held captive along with the slain female and the 14-year-old who survived. The third captive also survived and is back with her family, he said at a news conference.
The three “young, impressionable young women” ages 14-16 came under the influence of the adult male gang members and eventually were held in an apartment, Sturdivant said, confirming that at least two of them had been reported missing.
After they were arrested Monday at the apartment in the 2200 block of South Gessner by SWAT officers with a warrant, Sturdivant said, both of the men charged in the young woman’s death admitted their involvement.
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