UPDATE: 19-year-old found dead, MPD investigating homicide


MIDLAND, Texas (Nexstar)- Around 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, Midland Police responded to the 1700 block of Louisiana where 19-year-old William Fuentez was found dead.

ABC Big 2 News spoke to some neighbors in the area who say they are worried now that a body has been found in their neighborhood.

Richard Hogson has lived along Louisiana Ave. for the past 11 years. Hogson never expected to see a crime scene right across the street from his home.

“The crime lab was here, police cars were lined up on that side police cars were lined up on this side,” Hogson said.

Hogson says seeing someone who has died so young is heartbreaking for him and his neighbors,

” It shocked me.” Hogson said. “I figured it would have been somebody elderly, but then I just find out it’s somebody that’s 19 years of age that bothers me.”

Other neighbors we spoke to tell us this neighborhood has always been quiet. Some people have also provided their home surveillance footage to police.

As for Hogson he says he will now be on guard.

” It’s not going to be the same saying oh that stuff doesn’t happen here,” Hogson said. ” Now it does.”

MPD says the homicide investigation is ongoing.

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