On May 30th 2000, Martin Lopez was found dead inside his vehicle at T.J. Grocery Store located on South LaSalle Navasota, Texas. Lopez had died from apparent gunshot wounds. Witnesses observed two Hispanic males getting out of the vehicle, Lopez was driving. Detective Kristi Tucker of the Navasota Police Department and Investigator Travis Higginbotham of the Grimes County District Attorney’s Office have reopened the Cold Case and are seeking the public help.
The two Hispanic males were picked up walking on State Highway 6 in College Station by another Hispanic male from Navasota. The two Hispanic males were taken to a residence on Foster Street. The two Hispanic males said they are from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and had been working at a Chinese’s restaurant or with construction in the Bryan/College Station area. The two Hispanic males were taken to the residence where they hung around before meeting up with the victim, Martin Lopez. The two Hispanic males claimed there name was “Omar” and “Javier”. At approximately 9:00 PM, that night the two Hispanic males where seen leaving the residence with Martin Lopez.
At approximately 9:32PM, a 911 call into the Navasota Police Department reported Lopez had been shot in his vehicle and the two Hispanic males were seen running away from T.J.’s Grocery. Investigators are asking the public help in identifying the two Hispanic males and/or may have information pertaining to the homicide of Martin Lopez to call Detective Kristi Tucker of the Navasota Police Department 936-825-6410 or Investigator Travis Higginbotham of the Grimes County District Attorney’s Office 936-873-2137. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 936-873-2000 where you can remain anonymous and receive a cash reward if the information leads to the arrest and indictment of the individuals.
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