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Crime Blog: Investigators seek clues in Houston man's cold case murder

Esequiel Barrientos

Credit: HPD

Esequiel Barrientos

by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 1:22 PM

HOUSTON—Crime Stoppers and HPD Homicide investigators are asking for the public’s help solving a cold case murder.

Esequiel Barrientos Jr. was shot to death in a shopping center parking lot in the 5200 block of Telephone Road on August 12, 2003.

Barrientos had been at the El Gallo De Oro bar with his coworkers earlier in the evening. Police say the coworkers left the bar around midnight, but Barrientos stayed until closing at 2:50 a.m.

Barrientos had loaned his car to a friend and was walking home when he was killed, likely around 3 a.m., police said.

His body was found by a Metro bus driver a few hours later.

Anyone with information on Barrientos’ murder is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 712-333-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at crime-stoppers.org or via text message. To text a tip, type TIP610 plus your info and send to 274637.

Tips leading to the arrest, identification or charging or any suspect in this case could earn a cash reward of up to $5,000.

All tipsters remain anonymous.

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