Mom found dead after failing to pick up child from family, HCSO says



HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) – A mother has been found dead after authorities said she failed to collect her child from her family.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said on Monday the woman was found dead in an apartment complex in the 16700 block of Ella Blvd. The woman, who is believed to be around 26, was showing possible signs of trauma.

The macabre discovery was made during a well-being check. A woman contacted the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 10:30 a.m., saying her daughter was supposed to come pick up her child but never showed up. The woman said she also tried to call her daughter on several occasions but was unlucky.

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The woman met with MPs in her daughter’s apartment complex. It was then that the victim was found dead inside.

Although the victim’s cause of death is still unknown, investigators described it as a “gruesome crime scene” and said it was visible there was a struggle.

The authorities are now looking for the victim’s vehicle, which was missing at the scene. The missing car is described as a silver 2012 Lincoln MKS, with temporary paper tags, P-162849.

MPs did not immediately disclose the identity of the victim.

Anyone with information is asked to call the HCSO Homicide Unit at 713-274-9100 or Crime Stoppers.

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