Michael Cortez, 22, Bayou Body Count No. 125

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Murder or suicide?
Houston homicide detectives are investigating a stabbing death last night that may be a suicide.

Michael Cortez, 22, was found dead in an apartment in the 9400 block of Redford about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Police had been called to the southeast side residence on a suicide in progress, and discovered Cortez stabbed in the neck.

"A female person of interest who lived with Cortez was detained for questioning, but has not been charged in this incident," HPD says.

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


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Southeast till im 6 ft under
Southeast till im 6 ft under

Man you need to stfu you didn't know him so keep his name out your mouth ok. Trill niggas are never weak minded Mike had so much to live for he loved his family& friends especially his 3 babies. Would u kill urself if u had 3 beautiful babies I dnt fuckin think so. So keep his name out yo mouth& yo.comments to ursel f..

Chrisfleming53 Cf
Chrisfleming53 Cf

Say Cuzz we will forever miss you so fukk what the dummys talk. We know you didnt do this to yourself but its just one less street nigga the laws dont gotta worry about so look down from heaven an walk wit us in our journey home Loc.... R.I.P MIKE.C S.E.C

Iflfan006
Iflfan006

i known mike all my life he never ever would do something like that ever.RIP MIKE C gone but not forgotten 

SOUTHEASTHOUSTON2535
SOUTHEASTHOUSTON2535

MY BROTHER MICHAEL CORTEZ DID NOT KILL HIMSELF. HE WAS MURDERED BY CHRISTINA FERNANDEZ A CRAZY PYSHCO BITCH, HIS BABYS MOTHER,

Dimplezs713_zp
Dimplezs713_zp

So who are you to speak you don't even know him or wouldn't know anything about him.Never judge a book by its cover right,and thats what your doin now.Every one that knew him known him well like me and we all know he wouldn't do that to himself he had alot to lose over here.So i would really appreciate you not saying anything if you dont know you just going by what u heard not by what really happen were u there?For your information mike was a really close person to me known him for so long we got a pass 2gether he's my close friend known his mom brothers and the rest of his family and friends.This was a tragic moment for all of us and didnt know how to compose are selfs.Not only did she take a great friend he was also a great son and a great dad.So this is coming from his oldest brother he wouldnt do this to himself he's better then that.His mom and the rest of the family and close friends also think the same.So really you have no idea and your not the one grieving from what has happen to us it's been 3wks and it feels like it happen yesterday.We miss you and love you mike sooner or later justice should be served we put this in gods hands now!Praying for you....

Truth
Truth

Mike was not weak minded to commit suicide he was killed by his baby momma Christina Fernandez she was the one that was sick in the head. Maybe you should look into her history maybe she was on one those prescriptions. If you where so concerned maybe you should make sure the kids are safe with a killer in the house.

Dimplezs713_zp
Dimplezs713_zp

R.I.P MIKE C....ILY AND IMYI KNOW FOR A FACT DAT HE WOULDN'T DO DIS TO HIMSELF.DIS IS MURDER.SO JUSTICE NEEDS TO BE SERVED NOW.:(

Sigmund
Sigmund

Why didn't the police arrest the female after detaining her for questioning? All the evidence would be immediately available at the crime scene to press charges if it were a cold-blooded homicide, right? The only reason charges would not be brought is if it were self-defense, and in that case I don't have sympathy for men who abuse women, and if the female felt in danger for her or her children's lives then she would have the right to protect her and her family. I didn't find an arrest record on a women of that name in that age range, but what I found on the deceased indicates he had a history of abusing a woman of that name (http://www.hcdistrictclerk.com.... Point being, I just know it's dangerous when people jump to conclusions without knowing all the facts, especially when someone dies. Regardless, I'm sorry for your loss.

Sigmund F.
Sigmund F.

How do you know for a fact he didn't do it to himself? Were you there all the time? Did you know everything going on in his life? Don't state that you know something for a fact unless it is in fact a fact. If it was positively murder, then police wouldn't have mentioned it as a possible suicide. Besides, are you a psychiatrist? If you were then you'd know things like grief, financial problems, hopelessness, severe remorse, panic attack, anhedonia, depression, insomnia and dissociative identity disorder, can randomly strike one's mind into suicidal thoughts that you never considered. Especially if one has a history with substance abuse, or misuse of drugs, such as cocaine or benzodiazepine, which have a high correlation with suicide.And FYI, all capital letters and ignorant spelling isn't going to get your message across any clearer, it just makes it look unintelligible and dismissive.

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