Woman found dead near downtown's Co-Cathedral

A woman was found dead near downtown's Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

September 30, 2010 1:17:08 PM PDT
The body of a deceased female was found near the downtown offices of The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Police say the woman's body was found in a stairway outside a building near the intersection of Jefferson and San Jacinto across from the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart around 6:20am Thursday morning.

Homicide was called out to investigate and they say it appears the woman died by strangulation. An autopsy will determine the exact cause of death.

Police believe she may have been homeless.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.