HOUSTON - Police are trying to identify a young woman allegedly murdered by MS-13 gang members who killed her as part of a satanic ritual.
The body of the victim, believed to be 15 to 25, was found on Sharpcrest near Corporate on the morning of February 16. She'd been shot in the head and the chest.
Diego Alexander Hernandez-Rivera, 18, and Miguel Angel Alvarez-Flores, 22, were arrested Monday and charged with killing her.
A 14-year-old girl told police the same suspects held her against her will and forced her to have sex repeatedly over a two-week period in early February. The girl said Flores and Rivera were also holding the dead woman against her will and they killed her because she bashed the gang's shrine to a satanic saint. The gang leader decided she needed to die as a sacrifice to the saint.
"He returned from the statue and told the entire group, including the gang members, that the beast did not want a material offering, but wanted a soul," the judge said in court Thursday.
The 14-year-old said she woke up one morning and the victim, who called herself "Genesis," was gone.
She was Hispanic, 5 feet tall and weighed 108 pounds. She had long dark, wavy hair and pierced ears. She was wearing a gray short-sleeved shirt with a pink "Slope Bunny" embroidered emblem on the left chest, "Old Navy" brand jeans (size 0 Regular), purple ankle socks and white high-top Converse sneakers with red trim (size 6). She was also wearing three silver rings, including one with elephants.
Forensic experts with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children used her morgue photo to create an image in hopes of identifying her.
If you have any information about the case or the victim, please call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the NCMEC at 1-800-THE LOST.
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