Cesar Torres died from blunt force trauma according to his autopsy report. He had cuts around his eyes, broken ribs, a broken nose, a ruptured liver, wrenched neck and several stab wounds. Cesar was 39 years old.
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Newspaper Tree, El Paso Online Newspaper: July 10, 2009
Man's Death Ruled Homicide
Date/Time: 07-08-09 @ 3:34 hrs.
Location: 500 block of W. Missouri
Victim: 39-year old Cesar Torres of the 500 block of W. Missouri
EL PASO, TEXAS –A man’s death is ruled a homicide. The Crimes Against Persons Unit (CAP) continue their investigation into 39-year old Cesar Torres’ death. An autopsy was performed today and Torres’s death was ruled a homicide. For the integrity of the investigation the cause of death is not being released at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 832-4400 or Crime Stoppers at 566-TIPS (8477).
HISTORY: – Officers from the El Paso Police Department’s Central Regional Command Center responded to the unattended death of a 39 year-old male at the 500 Block of W. Missouri. The cause of death has not been determined at this time, therefore, detectives from the Crimes Against Persons Unit (CAP) are continuing with the investigation. If anyone has any information that can assist investigators they are encouraged to call Police Communications at (915) 832-4400.
KTSM.com - Channel 9 News
Police Make Arrest in Downtown El Paso Homicide
Posted: Friday, July 10, 2009 - 09:41
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 15:24
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.