HOUSTON (TCD) -- A homicide investigation is underway after a missing 14-year-old male was recently found shot to death nearly a month before his 15th birthday.
In a Facebook post, Texas EquuSearch said Carlos Lugo went missing on Jan. 21 and was last seen near the 2000 block of Tidwell Road.
The victim’s mother told KTRK-TV she dropped her son off at a friend’s home on Tidwell Road, and that was the last time she saw him.
According to the Houston Police Department, on Saturday, Feb. 4, at approximately 11 a.m., officers found a deceased male at 2000 Firnat St., and the victim was identified as Lugo. He reportedly suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
Lugo’s body was located approximately a mile from where he was last seen, KHOU-TV reports.
The teen’s body was reportedly "in a state of decomposition" when officers found it in a field.
Police have asked anyone with information regarding Lugo’s death to contact their Homicide Division.