HOUSTON — Investigators have arrested and charged a 22-year-old Huntsville man in connection with the murder of a Klein High School student whose body was found in the Sam Houston National Forest, Walker County Sheriff Clint McRae said.
Authorities received an anonymous call from a payphone around 11:20 a.m. Monday about the location of a dead body. Officials responded and located the remains of 16-year-old Josael Guevara on the north side of FM 2929. Investigators said his school ID was found near his body.
“It was a very violent crime scene,” said Tim Whitecotton with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s investigators wouldn’t say much about the case. Other sources told KHOU 11 News Reporter Vicente Arenas that the student’s body had been cut in several places with a sharp object, with his shoulder and legs almost severed.
Deputies from the Walker County Sheriff’s office, along with the Texas Rangers and Precinct 4 Constable’s Office, were able to identify a suspect vehicle from evidence found at the scene.
Detectives found Cristian Zamora, who is from El Salvador, at a local residence and arrested and charged him with murder. Investigators said they may make more arrests in the case.
Some people were horrified to learn what happened.
“I couldn’t believe something like that could happen in small town like this,” said area resident Sheila Harvey.