GUILTY TX - Susana Puente De Jesus, 37, Pearland, 2 February 2009

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  1. hoppyfrog

    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/metro/6268225.html

    17 Feb 09

    Volunteers suspended intensive ground searches Tuesday for a 37-year-old woman kidnapped more than two weeks ago from a Pearland-area parking lot, but investigators were still working hard to solve the case.

    A masked man forced Susana De Jesus into her 2008 Cadillac the night of Feb. 2 as she and a co-worker left Catherines Plus Sizes, where she was the assistant manager. The co-worker told investigators that a dark SUV-type vehicle followed the Cadillac out of the parking lot.

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  3. hoppyfrog

    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=6672388

    22 Feb 09

    A woman's body was found dumped in a ditch in far northwest Harris County.

    Investigators are trying to identify the body and figure out how it got there. The victim was found off Warren Ranch and Jack Road near the Waller County line.

    Deputies say a passerby spotted the body around 7am Sunday. They tell us the woman was either a white or Hispanic woman in her 20s or 30s. They do not believe the body had been there very long.

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  4. Salem

    Salem Former Member

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    This is sad, Hoppy :( Prayers to her family and friends.

    Salem
     
  5. PattyCake

    PattyCake Gypsy By Heart

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    This is yet another woman that has been identified as Sabrina Pina.

    The very scary thing (as I live a short distance from where Sabrina was 'dumped')... is that Sabrina was also seemingly abducted from a shopping mall. Her grocery bags were in the car when the car was found at Krogers. She was missing since Saturday afternoon and a truck driver found Sabrina's body Sunday morning. Autopsy determined it to be Sabrina this morning.

    Just so very scary as it sure looks like Houston now has it's own serial killer. I haven't gone to the mall alone or grocery shopping since Susana was abducted.
     
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    Oh my goodness, this is horrible. Prayers for all involved in both cases. :(
     
  7. claudicici

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    ....very scary...I live very close to were the second lady was abducted....it was in the early afternoon!...there has been a lot of gang activity around those malls ...I'm very afraid it might be related to that.At the other mall parking lot a family was beaten up by gang members as initiation....
     
  8. Tonia

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    Kidnapper seen on fast-food tape

    The man police suspect kidnapped a women’s clothing store manager in Pearland on Feb. 2 drove her car to a Houston fast food restaurant before ditching the black 2008 Cadillac at a Houston apartment complex.

    Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Chris Kincheloe released surveillance camera photos of the man, taken at a Whataburger in the 7600 block of West Belfort in Houston. The images were captured at about 3:40 a.m. Feb. 3 and show a man leaning into the drive-through window to pay for food at the restaurant

    http://thefacts.com/story.lasso?ewcd=e276322ff69de601

    Law enforcement officials said it is too soon to say whether Pina’s abduction is connected to the Feb. 2 kidnapping of Susana de Jesus, a 37-year-old Houston woman taken at gunpoint from a Pearland shopping center, also located in a suburban area near a major freeway. De Jesus has never been found.
    Brazoria County sheriff’s detectives who are investigating De Jesus’ disappearance have been in touch with the Harris County sheriff’s homicide investigators working Pina’s case. There was not enough information to compare the crimes Monday, but both agencies will discuss the two cases in the future, said Brazoria County sheriff’s Capt. Chris Kincheloe.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6277903.html

    Could these two women be linked?
     
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  10. Tonia

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    New information sheds light on Susana de Jesus' abduction

    When Brazoria County Sheriff’s detectives first began investigating the mysterious abduction of Susana de Jesus, they quickly thought they had a motive.

    Four days later, they made a move to reassure the public, implying the attack might not have been random.

    They suspected the motive was a dispute over her late husband’s life insurance policy.

    But now a month has passed since de Jesus vanished from the parking lot of a Pearland shopping center, and the leads in the case have turned up empty.

    Two men were questioned, but investigators said their DNA was not found in de Jesus’ abandoned Cadillac.

    The whole thing started with the 911 call from de Jesus’ coworker, which came in more than an hour after the abduction.

    The coworker said de Jesus was taken by an armed, masked man at 9:16 p.m.

    But there’s more to that story—de Jesus made two phone calls after she was kidnapped.

    At 9:55 p.m., de Jesus called her sister, asking her to tell their mother that she would be late, and that she had to give a coworker a ride home.

    At 10:05 p.m., de Jesus made a cryptic phone call to a friend. She asked the friend if someone would still be able to find her if she hadn’t paid her OnStar bill.

    That call was traced to a cell phone tower on top of the Astrodome, indicating de Jesus and her kidnapper may have been somewhere around the South Loop.

    At 10:31 p.m., the suspect was caught on camera using de Jesus’ ATM card to withdraw money at a bank on Old Spanish Trail.

    Around 1 a.m., de Jesus’ sister started to worry and went to HPD’s Mykawa police station to file a missing persons report.

    At 2:40 p.m. OnStar began tracking de Jesus’ Cadillac, but Brazoria County detectives didn’t find out about that until much later. OnStar said the car was traveling northbound on Highway 225, driving back toward Houston from the La Porte area.

    At 3:26 a.m., the suspect is caught on camera buying food at a Whataburger on West Airport. He stayed there for 14 minutes.

    On the tape, the suspect is never seen using his left arm. He is still wearing a glove and appears to have a distinctive nose.

    At 4:58 a.m., OnStar located de Jesus’ car, and her sister and a friend rushed to an apartment complex at 6363 West Airport.

    At 7:02 a.m., the friend said he saw a black man getting out of de Jesus’ Cadillac at the complex. De Jesus’ sister called 911.

    By the time police arrived, the suspect was gone.

    Police sources told 11 News and the Laura Recovery Center that a number of things were recovered from de Jesus’ car, besides DNA.

    Police said they found money and a gun, which was traced back to three home invasions in the Pearland area.

    Those crimes happened before de Jesus disappeared – one of them on the same day of her abduction.

    http://www.khou.com/news/local/stories/khou090305_tnt_susana-de-jesus.650a987.html
     
  11. CrimeHater

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    OMG, so much of this is starting to make since. Pearland has always been a nice a suburban area, safe, low crime town. As you read above there have been three robberies here lately, and it's been a big deal. Then this happening... it just seemed too much!
    Its good to know that it's one party responsible for all the worry here lately. Now if they could just find out where he/they are!
     
  12. Nandee63

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    I, too live in the general area. Pearland is a nice area,basically a suburb of Houston, but has seen tremendous growth in the last few years. Unfortunately, with that, comes an increase in crime. There are some areas due north and southeast of Pearland, which do not have very good reputation. These areas are known for drugs, gangs, burglaries and various other crimes.

    Hopefully, the perp responsible for the current string of crimes, including the DeJesus abduction, will do or say something really stupid and get caught SOON!
     
  13. Sporky

    Sporky The fork is mightier than the spoon.

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    http://www.khou.com/topstories/stories/khou090310_jj_de-jesus-found.1fdb1ef2.html

    Body believed to be missing Pearland woman found inside truck

    10:45 AM CDT on Tuesday, March 10, 2009

    By Jeff McShan & Juanita Jimenez / 11 News

    HOUSTON, Texas -- Police say they have found what is believed to be the body of a missing Pearland woman.

    The woman's body was discovered early Tuesday inside an 18-wheeler parked in the 9000 block of Knight Road near West Bellfort. The location is an office center near Reliant Park. 11 News was the only crew on the scene when the body was found.

    "Early this morning, the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department notified the family of Susana De Jesus that they may have located Susana’s body," the sheriff's office said in a written statement.


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    http://www.khou.com/topstories/stories/khou090310_jj_de-jesus-found.1fdb1ef2.html

    HOUSTON, Texas -- A man arrested Monday night after a manhunt in Pearland told police where to look for the body of kidnap victim Susana de Jesus, according to 11 News sources. Hours later, a woman's body was found near Reliant Park.

    The body was discovered early Tuesday inside an abandoned semi-trailer parked in the 9000 block of Knight Road near West Bellfort. 11 News was the only crew on the scene when the body was found.

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  15. jnTexas

    jnTexas Can't wait for softball and baseball to start :-)

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    This guy was caught after he tried to car jack someone else, and fled hiding out in someone's shed. They tracked him down. Thank God He didn't kill someone else.
     
  16. hoppyfrog

    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    I used to sell homes in the neighborhood that he tried to car jack the man in. Custom homes on half acre to arce lots. He was trying to get the man to get in the trunk and he refused so he shot at him, luckily missing. The man's wife called the police.

    So scary. Nice gated community and out jumps this guy. Just goes to show you always have to keep your guard up.
     
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    Pearland man accused in De Jesus' abduction
    Black pickup focused attention on second suspect, who denies role in woman's death

    Brazoria County authorities have arrested a Pearland man and accused him of being an accomplice in the abduction of Susana De Jesus, who was found shot to death this week.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/6309485.html
     
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    DA to seek death penalty

    Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the man accused of the Feb. 2 kidnapping, robbery and slaying of a Pearland store clerk.

    A two-count capital murder indictment handed up by a Brazoria County grand jury Tuesday accuses Nicholas-Michael Jean, 21, of Pearland of killing Susana DeJesus by shooting her while in the course of a robbery. The second count accuses Jean of killing DeJesus during a kidnapping.

    http://thefacts.com/story.lasso?ewcd=8d7042334bbd9de5
     
  20. OkieGranny

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    From June 2010:

    http://www.khou.com/story/news/2014/07/11/11330826/

    From September 2010:

    http://www.khou.com/story/news/2014/07/11/11359684/

     

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