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Harris County man charged with murder of brother-in-law

Akira Smith was charged and arrested with the murder of his brother-in-law.

SPRING, Texas – A 32-year-old man was charged with the murder of his brother-in-law, whose body was found earlier this week wrapped in a blanket and dumped along Cypress Creek near Spring.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office Thursday arrested Akira Smith and charged him with the murder of his brother-in-law, Bernabe Torres.

Tores' body was discovered by a fisherman on Wednesday.

The discovery was reported about 12:30 p.m. near the intersection of Treaschwig Road and Cypresswood Drive.

Harris County deputies said the body was located about 30 yards away from the banks of the creek.

Investigators said they believe a vehicle drove down the dirt frontage road that leads to the creek within the past day to dump the body.

Deputies did not release any other details about the body that was found.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.


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