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Vehicle of missing woman found in NE Houston, officials say

HOUSTON – The vehicle of a woman who has been missing since March 24 was found Friday in northeast Houston, officials said.

The missing woman’s vehicle was found at 12:50 p.m. in the 8300 block of Tilgham Street.

Family members said they haven’t seen or heard from Karen Ramirez, 26, who has been missing for a week.

A worker at a warehouse in east Houston spotted an abandoned car on Tilgham Street at Port Houston and called police. He told police the vehicle had been parked on the street all week. 

Police said there was blood in the car and a gunshot through the passenger side.

"It would appear that something has happened to Karen,” said Detective Phil Waters, of the Houston Police Department homicide division. “At this point, we do not know who may have harmed her. But she was appears to be, shot. And what it appears to be inside where the transfer of blood is inside the car, it looks like she might have been shot in the driver's seat, pushed over into the passenger's seat and then later put in the trunk and might have been disposed of between here and somewhere in southeast Houston."

Detective Waters said Karen and her boyfriend, Miguel Buezo, were together at a club in southeast Houston a week ago. The detective said there may have been an argument. Neither has been seen since. Property owners near where their abandoned car was found said there was activity here Saturday afternoon and again that night.

Waters said, "There is some discussion that Miguel may be in Honduras, because he apparently contacted an ex-girlfriend who may have assisted him in acquiring a plane ticket to Honduras."

Police said they would attempt to get surveillance video from three businesses in the area to help them piece together what happened a week ago in an industrial area of east Houston.

The scene is under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Houston Police Department missing person unit at 832-394-1840.