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Houston Police Department
News Release
Thursday, November 02, 2017

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Woman's Death at 2625 Bennington Street

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the death of a woman found at 2625 Bennington Street  about 11 a.m. on October 27. 

The suspect, Jimmy Lee Emanuel (b/m, 47), is charged with murder in the 230th State District Court.  He is accused in the death of Valarie K. Jones, 38, of Houston.  

A photo of Emanuel is attached to this news release.  

HPD Homicide Division Detectives M. Perez and A. Barr reported:  

HPD officers received information that the body of a known missing person was buried on the grounds of a business at the above address.  Officers searched the area and found a suspicious mound of dirt with tree limbs piled on top of it.  The dirt and limbs were removed and the body was found.  An autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences positively identified the person as Valarie K. Jones, who had been reported missing to the Lago Vista Police Department in Lago Vista, Texas on September 16, 2017

Further investigation identified Jimmy Emanuel as a suspect in this case and he was subsequently charged.  He was taken into custody without incident today (November 2).  

Anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Remembering Jim Guidry

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