Family tracks 21-year-old loved one's car to Meyerland, where body found in trunk, police say

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Family tracks loved one's car to Meyerland, where body found in trunk
Houston police began investigating an apparent homicide on Indigo Street in the Meyerland area on Tuesday evening.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman whom her family hadn't heard from since Tuesday morning was later found dead inside the trunk of her own car, police say.

According to the Houston Police Department, Southwest Patrol officers were called at about 5:34 p.m. to the 5400 block of Indigo Street, just off Chimney Rock Road.

The 21-year-old victim's family tracked her car to the Meyerland neighborhood and discovered her loved one, HPD Lt. Larry Crowson said.

Police added that the woman, whose identity was not disclosed, was not from the area.

HPD couldn't offer any other details, but the department noted that they didn't spot any shell casings at the scene.

A photo posted to X, formerly known as Twitter, showed police tape closing off a street with a Houston police unit.

While HPD couldn't confirm if the victim died in the neighborhood or elsewhere, crime stats show homicides are a rarity in the Meyerland area.

The ABC13 Neighborhood Safety Tracker showed two homicides in the last 12 months in the area, which includes Meyerland Plaza, Robindell, Meyerland, Braeburn Terrace, and Maplewood South.

Two homicides were reported in 2022, five in 2021, none in 2020, and two in 2019.

The designated area's population is about 24,000 people.

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