HOUSTON - The unsolved murder of a teacher 18 years ago still haunts police detectives in Tomball.
"It was just probably one of the most horrendous scenes you have probably ever seen," said Capt. Ron McGullion of the Tomball Police Department.
In the middle of the night in August 1993, a killer broke a glass pane on the side door of 82-year-old Mildred Stallones' home. The retired school teacher was beaten, raped and strangled in her own bedroom.
"For him to just bludgeon her face with his fist ... it was just horrendous," added McGullion.
A Meals on Wheels worker found Stallones' body the next day.
Detectives said her suspected killer, Alfredo Ramirez Rosas, was staying with friends near Stallones' home. McGuillon said Rosas was drunk and knew the victim was alone, committed a crime of opportunity and took off.
"He had left that very night. He came in and packed some of his stuff and left some bloody clothes there, which we were able to retrieve that had her blood on it, " said McGuillon.
Investigators said Rosas fled to his native Mexico, where they believe he is still located, but police suspect he travels through the United States as a migrant worker.
Rosas has ties to El Tule, Santa Maria Del Rio and San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He has a tattoo of the letter "A" on the web of his hand and the letters "AR" tattooed on his left forearm.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS.
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