Channel 2 Investigates reviewed a database of homicides reported by the Houston Police Department from January 2015 through June 2018. These reports provide more insight into which parts of the city are seeing a higher number of murders and the hurdles police officers face in solving crimes in these areas.
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13 Unsolved: Family prays DNA evidence might finally bring killer to justice in 24-year-old Thanksgiving cold case
A 29-year-old woman was due at Thanksgiving in 1996 but never made it. Now, her family is still looking for whoever raped and strangled her.
Lydell Grant waits for exoneration after DNA proves he didn't commit murder
"Being locked up, if I didn't learn anything else, I learned how to have patience," Lydell Grant told Eyewitness News.
Houston police chief blames 'broken' bond system, COVID-19 for alarming increase in homicides
If you would tell me I’d be in a major U.S. city and violent criminals would get out in Texas on $100 bonds, I would have said you’re crazy,” the chief said.
Acevedo and Crime Stoppers Blame Low Murder Solve Rate On Bond Releases and Coronavirus
In a Friday press conference, Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo addressed the increase in local homicides since this time last year, and attempted to shift blame for the rising number of ...
Influx of Murders in the Houston Area Likely Linked to Pandemic
According to KHOU's Jeremy Rogalski and Tina Macias, Houston is on track to record more murders than any year in more than a decade. The current numbers already surpass yearly totals going ...
Influx of murders in the Houston area likely linked to the pandemic, according to mayor
According to KHOU's Jeremy Rogalski and Tina Macias, Houston is on track to record more murders than any year in more than a decade. The current numbers already surpass yearly totals going all the ...
A Nameless Hiker and the Case the Internet Can’t Crack
An industrious writer named Jason Nark spent more than a year obsessively tracking down leads and then ... So we take the genetic information found at a crime scene, or in the saliva on a coffee ...
Houston's rate of unsolved murders is soaring. Experts say the police department is to blame.
An internal audit shows HPD’s homicide clearance rates have plummeted from 89 percent in 2011 to 49 percent as of May.
The science behind why police now believe they have the right suspect in Christine Jessop's murder
At the time, he was working with a Houston, Texas-based company called ... Smith told CBC News that police are looking at "every single unsolved case" to see if Hoover may be linked to other unsolved ...
What other cities can learn from LA in wake of violent anti-transgender attack
Monica Roberts, a 58-year-old transgender activist from Houston, travels around ... daughter might be targeted in a hate crime. With more than two dozen unsolved murders of transgender people ...
Five Years After His Death, The Jacka's Collaborators Remember His Complex Legacy
Just days before the Jacka's life was taken in an East Oakland shooting on Feb. 2 of that year, he, RobLo and another of the Jacka's longtime collaborators, Husalah, had made a music video in Oakland ...
Three recent Brookshire murders remain unsolved
HOUSTON The city of Brookshire encompasses ... On Tuesday, police said they have a person of interest in Solomon's murder and are trying to track down that person for an interview.