Police Make Arrest In Downtown El Paso Homicide

POSTED: Friday, July 10, 2009 - 8:41am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:24pm

Many details still unknown about city's latest murder

Police tell us they've made an arrest in the murder of 39 year-old Cesar Torres.

Just after midnight, 25 year-old Michael Manuel Herrera was booked into the El Paso County Jail for murder. He is currently being held on a $125,000 bond.

We are still waiting for confirmation from Police that Herrera is responsible for this murder.

The investigation began Wednesday afternoon on the 500 block of Missouri at a converted two-story house behind City Hall. Witnesses at the scene tell us a neighbor discovered Torres' body.

Investigators haven't released much information about how he died. All they've said is that they found something at the scene that prompted a further investigation into his death.

It wasn't until yesterday that Police upgraded the suspicious death to a homicide.

We expect to get confirmation on the killer's identity later today.

Tune in to NewsChannel Nine at 5 for the very latest on this case.

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