In an effort to add clarity to ongoing developments in relation to the Bolivar homicide. 

Initial information led investigators to believe that two juvenile suspects were involved in the death of a 17-year-old male. Two juveniles who were initially identified as suspects have been released from custody, pending further investigation.  The identities of the juveniles involved have not and will not be made available for release by our department. 

Being transparent while maintaining the integrity of an investigation has been and will continue to remain a priority for the Corpus Christi Police Department.

We understand and respect the concerns and curiosity from the media, the public and that of the families involved.  In an effort to protect the integrity of this investigation, information directly related to this active criminal case will not be made available for release.  Queries from the media or public cannot supersede the priority as it relates to an investigation of a homicide.  The immediate family members of the victim are being kept informed as information is made available. 

Our primary obligation is, and will remain, the solving of this tragic crime and finding justice for the victim and his loved ones.

We ask for your patience and understanding as we allow our detectives to work through this investigation.

If anyone has any additional information related to this homicide, they are urged to contact Criminal Investigations Division at (361) 886-2840.  You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

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