Houston — Dead Young Man Discovered in Fort Bend County
Posted on Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 12:43 am by Williams Hart
The body of a young teenager was found in Fort Bend County on Thursday, January 24, 2019, and it has been identified by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office as 17-year-old Jason Montes of Houston.
According to reports, the body was found near FM 1464 and Bellaire Boulevard by a group of George Bush High School students who were walking home from school. Caitlin Espinosa, a spokeswoman from Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, said that the students discovered Jason Montes’ body near a retention pond, and upon the discovery, they went back to school and reported seeing a body at around 4:30 in the afternoon.
Espinosa said that the victim was a Hispanic male with an apparent gunshot wound, but they don’t know yet if the gunshot is what killed Montes. The Galveston County Medical Examiner is still investigating this accident, but according to Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, it appears as though the death was a homicide.
It is unfortunate to hear of the passing of Jason Montes. Alas, he is not the first victim whose life is taken away by murder. According to statistics, there were a total of 17,284 reported murder and non-negligent manslaughter cases in the United States in 2017. This number actually shows a decline in the past 20 years, but if compared to other countries, the murder rate in the U.S. is still quite high. The three states with the most number of murders in the U.S. in 2017 were California, Texas, and Florida with 1,830, 1,412, and 1,057 respectively.
Murder, homicide, and violent crime statistics constantly have an impact on America’s current political debate on gun law. Though many have argued that any casual connection between gun/firearm circulation and homicide rate is simply hypothetical, the number of murders by firearm is nevertheless high. About 73% of murders and non-negligent manslaughter cases were carried using a firearm.
Murder/homicide cases are always dreadful for the victims and their families. Thankfully, there are lawyers who specialize in cases like these. So, if you are a victim of murder/homicide, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to seek for help. Murder defense attorneys are always more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.
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