In a small room packed with reporters, Harris county's sheriff sent a direct message to the whoever murdered a family of four in the suburban Cypress home last week.
"Have humanity in your heart and turn yourself in," said Sheriff Adrian Garcia. "If you can't do that, I hope you never find a restful moment in your life, knowing you have stolen the lives of two children."
In addition to representatives of English and Spanish language news organizations, Mandarin language journalists along with an interpreter were also on hand. Investigators are asking anyone with information to come forward.
While not identifying him by name, Sheriff Garcia described the husband and father in the slain family as a mechanical engineer who was last seen on Friday January 24th. Both he and his wife were naturalized citizens from China. Their boys, ages 7 and 9, were cub scouts and Elementary School students. Each were found dead in their bedrooms. And investigators have no clue who killed them or why.
"It is baffling," said Sgt Felipe Rivera. "I mean it is not an everyday occurrence."