HOUSTON -

Houston police have identified a suspect wanted for the deadly beating of a woman in 2001.

Joseph Edward Webster, 50, is wanted for murdering 47-year-old Josephine Herbert.

Officials said Herbert was found beaten and sexually assaulted in the 1000 block of Prairie on Sept. 18, 2001.

According to investigators, Webster was recently identified as a suspect after new evidence came to light.

Anyone with information about Webster's whereabouts should call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.