The Houston Police Department is investigating the murder of 14-year-old Carlos Lugo, who had been missing since Jan. 23.
According to the missing persons report, Carlos had last been seen near the 2000 block of Tidwell. On Saturday, a week and a half later, police responded to a field in the 2000 block of Firnat Street where a person had been found dead.
The body was in a state of decomposition, and an autopsy was ordered to identify the person and cause of death. The autopsy revealed the victim was Carlos Lugo and he had multiple gunshot wounds.
At this time, it is not known when he was shot, and there are no known suspects or motive in the case.
HPD is asking the public for any information they may have, and encourages anyone with information to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
The death of Carlos Lugo has been a tragedy for his family and the Houston community. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.
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