(Harris County, TX) Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide investigators need the public’s help in locating two men wanted for the stabbing death of 41 year old Edwin Roman –Lozada on December, 25, 2016, at around 10:15 pm in north Harris County.
Investigators say that Luis Alaniz (DOB 03/10/1963) and his step brother Victor Chavarria (DOB 06/30/1966) borrowed Roman-Lozada’s 2008 Dodge Ram pickup truck and had not returned it to him as agreed.
Roman –Lozada and his wife were driving in the 16300 block of Stuebner Airline on Christmas evening, when they spotted their truck and followed Alaniz and Chavarria to the parking lot of the Timber Canyon Apartments.
Roman –Lozada confronted Chavarria, who was driving the truck, and physical altercation between the two began.
Luis Alaniz, who was sitting in the passenger side of the truck, got out of the truck and walked around to the driver’s side and stabbed Roman-Lozada several times with a knife.
Both men then fled on foot from the area.
The victim’s wife drove him to Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital where he was pronounced deceased by doctors later that evening.
The suspects had befriended the victim a few months earlier, after he tried to help them because they were homeless.
Roman –Lozada had let them stay at his residence on several occasions.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these two suspects is urged to call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide unit at 713-274-9100 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).
Luis Alaniz (DOB 03/10/1963)
Victor Chavarria (DOB 06/30/1966)