Knife found near where 11-year-old Josue Flores was stabbed to death

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A new discovery could mean a strong development in the stabbing death of an 11-year old boy.

On Wednesday morning, a woman says she was walking along Henry street in north Houston, coming home from work, when she happened to look inside a drain cover. She reported finding a small knife at the bottom of the storm drain.

Houston police said that the knife had been discovered just blocks away from where 11-year-old Josue Flores was stabbed to death while walking home from school.

After the woman saw the knife, she says flagged down an HISD officer who was inside a library a few blocks away from where the knife was found.

Police want to emphasize this knife is only of interest at this point and may very well have nothing to do with the crime.

“Our homicide division came out. Our crime scene unit came out, took the knife into our custody. We're going to take it to the property room. we're going to test it and see if there is any evidence at all on it. There may not be any evidence on it. It may or may not even be part of this particular investigation,” said John Cannon with HPD.

For a family still raw from their loss, all they can hope for now is lucky break in finding justice.

“We're just hopeful that all of this including…witnesses from the community all of this will lead to the capture of the person who did this to Josue,” said Juan Flores, the victim’s older brother.

Police were not able to give any sort of timeline regarding how long it would take to test the knife but they do want to remind people out there that there is still a $15,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of Josue's killer.