Police instructed ABC13 that residents mentioned they heard gun pictures together with a member of the family of Alvarez.Family members knew Alvarez was out strolling her dog named “Peanut,” so that they turned fearful when the dog returned with out her and they went to search for her.
Her mom Anna Machado mentioned she discovered her daughter shot a number of instances, at an open greenspace of their neighborhood, only a couple blocks from their dwelling.
“She was still breathing,” Machado mentioned recalling the second she discovered her daughter. “I gave her CPR, but she didn’t come back.”
A makeshift memorial grows the place Alvarez was discovered. It’s now the spot the place household and mates mourn Alvarez’s demise.
“I mean, the person that did that to her was very cold hearted,” mentioned Jovanna Martinez, a detailed household pal and neighbor. “It’s not right. She was a happy person, joyful. Her family loved her a lot. She had a lot of people that loved her, she still will too. She will forever live in everybody’s heart. I don’t think it’s something people will get over really easy.”
So far, police consider this was a drive-by taking pictures and a dark-colored automobile could have taken off from the scene.”Come forward. Speak up,” Machado mentioned, “and whoever did it, (they’re) cowards. She didn’t deserve (this). She didn’t deserve none of this.”
Investigators are searching for surveillance video.
In the meantime, they ask anybody with video or more data to please name Crime Stoppers or the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-9080.
Alvarez’s demise marks HPD’s eleventh murder thus far this yr.
NOTE: Police initially reported the sufferer was a 16-year-old woman.
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