Reward increased to $20,000 in Josue Flores murder case

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HOUSTON – Crime Stoppers has increased the reward to help find the killer of an 11-year-old stabbing victim.

Josue Flores was murdered, last week near  Fulton and James as he walked home from Marshal Middle School. A reward of $20,000 is being offered to help police find and any information that will lead them to the killer. 

And family members are happy for the interest.

"It makes me glad that somebody is interested enough to donate that money," Guadalupe Flores, Josue's sister, said. "He wouldn't want us to be sad because every time he was around us he was making jokes to make us laugh."

Earlier this week a knife was found in a storm drain by a woman walking near North Main and Henry, about seven blocks away from the murder scene where Josue was brutally stabbed.

Yolanda Arteaga, the woman who discovered the knife, said she looked down and spotted something shiny in the drain. It looked like a knife and Arteaga new she had to let the police know right away. 

"Like I told the officials," Arteaga said. "I'm not sure it's the knife that killed the kid but right now, any evidence is good to find the killer."

Police have not confirmed if the weapon is connected to the murder.