Help HPD find man wanted for 2001 cold case murder

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Joseph Edward Webster

HOUSTON - Houston police have identified a suspect wanted for the deadly beating of a woman in 2001.

Joseph Edward Webster, 50, is wanted for murdering 47-year-old Josephine Herbert.

Officials said Herbert was found beaten and sexually assaulted in the 1000 block of Prairie on Sept. 18, 2001.

According to investigators, Webster was recently identified as a suspect after new evidence came to light.

Anyone with information about Webster's whereabouts should call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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