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A Texas man has been charged with murder after police initially charged him with moving a dead woman’s body, police said.
Miguel Angel Moreno, 60, was charged with tampering with evidence last month after Houston police said he found a dead woman’s body in a cardboard box at his apartment complex, which he then allegedly moved to a dumpster in the parking lot, Houston police said.
Surveillance video allegedly showed Moreno using a handcart to transport the woman’s body, which was still bleeding, resulting in the initial charge, Fox 26 of Houston reported.
Miguel Angel Moreno, 60, has been charged murder in the death of a woman found in a cardboard box. (Houston Police Department )
Police have since upgraded the charge to murder, according to the report.
According to the report, court documents show Moreno claims someone broke into his apartment and placed the box, which had blood coming out of it, inside his room. Moreno, according to the documents, did not call law enforcement as he did not wish to get into trouble, Fox 26 reported.
Houston Police Department vehicles (Houston Police Department). (Houston Police Department)
A coroner’s report determined the victim had broken bones in her face and that her cause of death was blunt force trauma. Her identity has not been released.
Fox News’ Stephen Sorace contributed to this report.