KILLEEN (August 17, 2012)—A woman was stabbed to death early Friday morning and a child injured during a vicious attack at a Killeen home.
And Friday police were looking for a Fort Hood soldier who was named in a warrant charging him with murder.
Bell County Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced Danielle Acosta-Guerrero, 30, dead at 5:40am at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and ordered her body taken to the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas, for autopsy.
The victim’s 6-year-old son was also inside the residence during the attack and he was taken to Darnall for treatment of what police called non life threatening injuries
Police were looking Friday for David Michael Vega, 28, who officers say was known to the victim.
Vega, 28, is described as 5-feet, 11-inches tall and weighs 165 pounds.
He has brown hair and brown eyes and he is considered armed and dangerous.
Vega may be driving a gold 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee bearing Texas license plates CY6K158.
The suspect is a Fort Hood soldier and did not report to work on Friday, police say.
Killeen police spokeswoman Carroll Smith said at about 2:30 a.m. officers were sent to an address in the 2400 block of Haven after a jogger and a neighbor reported hearing a woman scream.
The jogger went to a neighbor’s house for help and the two tried to get the victim to come to the door, but could not.
While the two were knocking on the door, a light inside the house came on and they saw a man inside whom they later described to police.
When officers arrived they began searching the area and as they looked through the windows of the house they saw a woman lying on the floor.
Officers forced entry to the home and called Killeen Fire Department EMS.
Paramedics began performing CPR on the woman and transported her to a local hospital, where a short time later she was pronounced dead.