Pasadena police search for man accused of kidnapping woman who was later found dead

Pasadena police are searching for a man accused of kidnapping a woman who was later found dead.

Police Chief Josh Bruegger said Daniel Chacon is currently charged with aggravated kidnapping. Police also identified him as a person of interest in the homicide.

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His whereabouts are currently unknown. Anyone with information can report it anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at (713)222-TIPS.

"Turn yourself in, we're going to find you," Chief Brueggar said. "Whether it's today or tomorrow, we will find you."

Woman found dead in car in SE Houston

The woman, identified by police as Maira Gutierrez, was found dead in a car that was abandoned in southeast Houston on Monday.

Police say Gutierrez and Chacon had a prior, off-and-on relationship for two years, and they have a five-month-old son together. 

According to police, Gutierrez lived with Chacon but recently moved out sometime in the first half of September. Police believe Gutierrez was at Chacon’s apartment to visit their child.

According to Pasadena police, they got two calls around 10 a.m. Monday in the 3800 block of Red Bluff about a man, who they later identified as Chacon, dragging Gutierrez into her vehicle with a gun in his hand.

Officers entered the woman’s vehicle information into a database as stolen and listed the woman as missing and endangered.

Police say the woman’s vehicle was later found in the 5300 block of Cedar Crest with the woman dead from a gunshot wound inside.

The vehicle was found in Houston, but the Pasadena Police Department is leading the investigation.

Police say the baby is safe.