Woman found in storm drain was murdered

November 25, 2008 4:06:32 PM PST
The medical examiner says the woman whose body was found in a storm drain in Fort Bend County was in fact murdered.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Melissa Barajas, 25, was found Friday in the Pecan Grove subdivision. She had been stabbed several times. Steven Oliver confessed to putting her body in the storm drain, but he claimed Barajas stabbed herself.

An autopsy shows the wounds were not self-inflicted. Oliver remains behind bars on a charge of tampering with evidence.

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