A man suspected of beating another man to death and leaving his body in a Northwest Houston dumpster was arrested and charged with murder over the weekend.
The Houston Police Department said Monday that Jewel Jamal Hayward, 26, was arrested Saturday and charged with murder in the 178th State District Court. He is accused of killing Shawn Palacios, 38, whose body was found in a dumpster at an apartment complex at 5625 Antoine Dr. on Wednesday morning.
HPD said investigators responded to a call at the Oakwood Gardens Condominiums before 10 a.m. Wednesday after a resident of the complex discovered Palacios’ body while taking out the trash. Police say Hayward was subsequently identified as a suspect and was located Saturday in an abandoned residence at the complex.