HOUSTON – A man conducting a welfare check found his brother dead Wednesday inside a Fort Bend County home.
It happened at about 9:20 a.m. in the 14200 block of Bay Gardens Drive in the Townewest subdivision.
The family said the victim, Antonio Cesar Hinojosa, 32, was last seen around 3 p.m. Sunday when they watched the Texans game with him.
Family members became concerned when they could not reach Hinojosa, who lived alone, so they went to check on him.
Hinojosa’s brother and a friend arrived Wednesday morning and found the victim had been killed inside his house. The victim was tied up, blood was all over the floor and the home was in disarray, investigators said.
“It looked like someone was rummaging through the house, and it may have been a home invasion, we will wait and see where the investigation leads,” said Bob Haenel, a spokesman with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.
The cause of Hinojosa’s death has not been determined and there was no word on whether anything was taken from his house.
His friends said they can’t understand why anyone would want to hurt him.
“Really great guy, he never bother nobody, he was just a really good friend,” said Jose Sanchez.
Hinojosa’s friends said he worked part-time installing security cameras. He had a surveillance system at his home and investigators are looking to see if his attacker was caught on camera.
In the meantime, anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office at 281-341-4665, Fort Bend Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 281-342-TIPS (8477) or text plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Tips also can be submitted online at www.fortbend-tx-crimestoppers.org.
Information which leads to the apprehension and filing of charges on the suspects involved could earn a reward of up to $5,000.
All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.