Charges are pending against two suspects arrested in the death of a child found at 2930 West Sam Houston Parkway South service road (Beltway 8) about 11 p.m. on Tuesday (March 23).
The suspects – a female, 24, and a male, 28 – are facing charges of injury to a child and tampering with evidence. Their names and booking photos will be released when the charges are formally filed.
The identity of the male victim, 8 years old, is pending verification of the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant K. Meek and Detective M. Perez reported:
Officers and paramedics were dispatched to a child drowning call in a room of a hotel at the above address. They arrived and observed a child on the floor in the middle of the room. The officers and paramedics observed multiple injuries on the boy’s body, not consistent with a drowning. Paramedics transported the child Texas Children’s Hospital (West Campus) where he was pronounced deceased.
During the course of the investigation, details of this incident were presented to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, which stated it would accept charges on the child’s mother and her common-law husband. No other information is available for release at this time.
Anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.