Houston police sergeant arrested in murder investigation


Pearland, Texas — On Saturday around noon, Pearland Police officers responded to a home located in the 1900 block of Canyon Creek Court. A caller contacted the Police Department after locating a deceased family member inside of the residence. The deceased has been identified as Belinda Hernandez (52), a librarian at Shadycrest Elementary in the Pearland Independent School District.

The investigation led to an arrest warrant being issued for Belinda’s husband, Hilario Hernandez (56) for the offense of murder. A statewide BOLO was issued by the Pearland Police Department. The vehicle Hernandez was driving was subsequently located in Kingsville, TX and  Hernandez was arrested by the Kingsville Police Department and the Department of Public Safety in Kingsville, Texas.

The investigation revealed Hernandez has been employed as a Sergeant with the Houston Police Department. The Houston Police Department has cooperated with the investigation. This investigation is ongoing.