(HOUSTON, TX) – It’s been more than 11 years since a young man was murdered in northwest Harris County and HCSO Cold Case investigators need your help to find the killer.

On the morning of Monday, October 23, 2000, Rony Ortez was found shot to death behind the Auto 1 Auto Sales located at 14525 State Highway 249. His black Acura had been stolen and was found days later at the Sam Houston Race Park. Ortez was 20 years old at the time. He was last seen shopping for a car.    

The HCSO’s Cold Case Squad is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the killer in this case. Anyone with information is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS (713-222-8477) or the HCSO’s Cold Case Unit at 713-967-5911.

Rony Ortez’s murder is one of several cold cases that the HCSO is featuring every week in hopes of gathering new information that may help solve them. For many of these cold cases there is very little information so investigators are relying solely on the public’s tips.

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  1. Swatz

    Is my math wrong, I haven’t had my cup of coffee yet. They say it’s been MORE than 11 years, yet the date was late 2000. (starts counting on his fingers)

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