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Second Suspect Arrested in Connection with the Death of Infant Found at South Post Oak Road

Houston, Texas – A second suspect has been arrested and charged in the ongoing investigation into the death of an infant found at a gas station on South Post Oak Road earlier this year. Diana Guadalupe Zavala Lopez, 25, is now facing charges of tampering with evidence – a human corpse, according to the 183rd State District Court.

The grim discovery was made on April 2 at about 4:25 a.m., when Houston Fire Department paramedics found a deceased infant at a gas station located at 13114 South Post Oak Road. The Houston Police Department (HPD) was called to assist, and their investigation at the scene led to a distressing discovery.

Evidence suggested that an unknown Hispanic female had entered the gas station bathroom and left approximately 15 minutes later. It was hours later when a customer, intending to use the restroom, found the infant and promptly dialed 9-1-1. Despite efforts from arriving paramedics, the infant was declared deceased at the scene.

With the aid of public tips, investigators were able to identify the woman as Zavala Lopez. The HPD’s South Gessner Crime Suppression Team discovered Zavala Lopez was attempting to leave the country, and on August 1, she was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in Brownsville, Texas.

Following an interview and consultation with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Zavala Lopez was charged with tampering with evidence – a human corpse. She now awaits extradition to Harris County.

This marks the second arrest made in connection to the tragic case, highlighting the dedicated work by investigators to bring justice to the deceased infant. The investigation remains ongoing.

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