Man caught on video carrying box with woman’s body inside identified, charged: HPD

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HOUSTON – A man has been detained and charged after a woman’s body was found inside a box in southwest Houston on Sunday, officials from the Houston Police Department said.

Miguel Angel Moreno, 60, is charged with tampering with evidence.

According to HPD, they received reports after a resident found a suspicious box with a bad odor in the 7000 block of Bissonnet around 2:45 p.m.

Houston firefighters arrived on the scene first and discovered the body inside the box, authorities said.

“In the surveillance video, you’re able to see a person carrying a U-Haul box on a dolly, and they bring over to here, and they drop it and kind of walk away from the scene,” said HPD Detective Matthew Hughey.

Further investigation identified Moreno as the man in the video. After he was questioned by investigators, he was charged for moving the woman’s body.

Additional charges may be pending as the investigation is continuing.

It is unclear how the woman, who police said is believed to be 35 years old, died.

The victim’s identity has not yet been released.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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