On September 12, 2023, the El Paso Police Department swiftly responded to a distressing 911 call made from 9133 Kernel Circle. Upon arrival, officers encountered a damaged apartment door, and tragically, the individual in question was discovered lifeless inside the residence.

Preliminary investigations have unveiled that the reporting party, concerned about the lack of response to her attempts at communication with the victim, decided to visit his home. To her dismay, she found the decedent, prompting her immediate call to 911. In light of the circumstances, the Crimes Against Persons Unit has taken charge of the homicide inquiry.

The deceased has been identified as Brian Valentin Almanza, a 28-year-old resident hailing from Mission Valley in El Paso.

Authorities are now seeking the cooperation of the community. If anyone possesses information pertinent to this incident, kindly reach out to the police through the non-emergency number at 915-832-4400. Alternatively, individuals can choose to maintain their anonymity by contacting Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 915-566-8477 (TIPS) and may be eligible for a monetary reward.

It is disheartening to note that this marks the 22nd homicide reported this year, contrasting with the 17 incidents documented during the same period last year.