Decatur Police Looking for Man in Connection with Woman’s Death

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DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) -- Decatur Police are investigating a woman's death. The victim, Ana Chavez, was found dead in her home in the 1300 block of 15th Avenue on Monday.

Police say they want to question a person of interest in the case.  Officers are looking for an unidentified dark-skinned Hispanic male, in his mid to late 20s, 5'5" to 5'9" with a visible "script-style" tattoo on the side of his neck.  Police say he was wearing a toboggan when he was last seen, so they have no description of his hair.

The man was last seen driving a black car resembling a Honda Civic, late 90s or early 2000s model. The car has red pinstriping and a pair of matching yellow stickers on the back bumper.

The vehicle was seen leaving the area Monday morning with a flat rear passenger side tire.  Police are asking the public, and surrounding agencies to be on the lookout for this person.  They are paying strict attention to tire repair shops.

If you have any information on this person, or see a vehicle matching this description, please cal Decatur Police at (256) 341-4635.

Chavez, 31, lived in the home with her husband and two children.  Decatur Police say the husband and children are safe.  They say the 7-year-old got home from school and found Chavez's body.  Investigators believe she died around 12 p.m. and the 2-year-old child was believed to be home at the time her mother died.

The woman's body has been sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy.  Police say Chavez's death has been ruled a homicide, but they are still waiting to hear how she died.

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