The 25-year-old woman identified by police as Meghan Hairston was found dead at a home on Bridlington near South Post Oak last night. She was last seen on Saturday.
Police say there were signs of forced entry into the home where she lived with her 2-year-old child. The woman's body was discovered by the woman's mother, who arrived after she had not heard from her daughter. Police tell us Hairston's body was found unresponsive in her bedroom.
Neighbors who didn't want to be identified say they are in disbelief.
"It's devastating to find out that someone broke in, some is dead right next door," said a nearby resident.
According to police, Hairston filed two separate reports to police within the last week. On Friday, she reported a home invasion where four unknown males took items from the house and then made her drive to several ATMs to withdraw money.
Authorities say on Saturday, Hairston reported her house being burglarized again. This time her car was also stolen.
Police say it's likely Hairston death is tied to whoever showed up to her house over the weekend.
"It's possible that this was a continuation of that robbery carried over onto Saturday and Saturday was the last time she was seen alive," said Sgt. Robert Torres with the Houston Police Department.
Police say Hairston's car was recovered Monday at an unknown location.
Neighbors say in the past few months more people have been seen coming and going.
"Just the in and out, the traffic in and out a lot of people, Different people in and out," said one neighbor.
The exact cause of the woman's death is pending the outcome of an autopsy by the medical examiner.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.
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