Family mourns on 10th anniversary of son's unsolved murder
HOUSTON - It's an unsolved murder that has haunted a Houston family for the past decade.
Friday marks the 10th anniversary of the death of a man killed in an apparent carjacking.
This week, on the anniversary of his son's death, Miguel Escobar is pleading with the public for anything -- a scrap, a morsel, crumbs of information that could help.
“They carjacked him, right in front of the house and took his vehicle and also took his life. We all miss him,” said Escobar.
It was a decade ago on September 9th, 2006 when his then 22-year-old son Miguel Escobar, Jr. was shot dead in an apparent carjacking outside his home.
The incident happened on Larry Street in north Houston.
Police say witnesses reported that four Hispanic men in a maroon truck were spotted outside the home moments before his death.
Escobar Jr.'s Chevy Tahoe was reported stolen that night but found the next day, stripped of its custom parts.
His love of cars was another painful point because he used to work with his father at their auto shop.
“I miss him. He used to be here. Right here next to me. Every day. Side to side working with me, and I really do miss him a lot,” said Escobar Sr.
If you know anything that can help in this case, give Houston police or Crime Stoppers a call.
There is a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction from Crime Stoppers as well as an extra $5,000 from the family.