Family of man beaten to death at cemetery sends message to killer: 'I want you to come forward'

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The household of a antheral brutally murdered is desperately searching for answers arsenic to who killed their loved one and near him astatine a cemetery successful southeast Houston.

Gabriel Rodriguez, 32, was recovered suffering from blunt unit trauma adjacent the entranceway gates of Forest Lawn Cemetery connected July 4 conscionable earlier 3 a.m., according to Houston police.

Nearly 2 weeks later, constabulary inactive don't person immoderate suspects. Rodriguez's household is present pleading with the nationalist to travel guardant if anyone has immoderate answers.

TONIGHT ONLY ON @abc13houston AT 4 & 5: A family's hopeless plea arsenic they effort to find whoever is liable for brutally murdering their brother. Gabriel Rodriguez was recovered dormant astatine Forest Lawn Cemetery connected the July 4. Nearly 2 weeks later... this household inactive has nary answers.

— Brooke Taylor (@ABC13Brooke) July 13, 2021

"If anyone saw thing please, delight assistance america out," said Mauro Flores. "We privation justness for my brother."

Flores said his member was a blessed feline who kept to himself and was adjacent to his nieces and nephews.

"We don't similar violence," Flores said. "He was the benignant of idiosyncratic who avoided violence."

ABC13 recovered surveillance cameras crossed the thoroughfare from wherever Rodriguez was found, though it's unclear if the cameras captured anything.

Flores said helium moved to North Carolina wherever helium and his member had large plans to unrecorded unneurotic there. Now, instead, he's readying his funeral.

"All I needed was 2 much days to instrumentality him alive, for him to travel with me," Flores said.

Flores is present issuing a beardown connection to his brother's killer.

"We are Christians," helium said. "We forgive you from the bottommost of our heart. I privation you to travel guardant arsenic a man. Let america cognize and constabulary know. Do what's right."

Anyone with accusation is urged to interaction the HPD Homicide Division astatine 713-308-3600 oregon Crime Stoppers astatine 713-222-TIPS.

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