Man and woman who split last year found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Montrose, HPD says

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Thursday, January 26, 2023
Recently-split couple found dead in Montrose murder-suicide, HPD says
The woman's coworkers grew concerned because she was supposed to come back to work but never did. That's when they called police to conduct a welfare check.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in the Montrose area that left a man and woman dead.

Officers received a call to conduct a welfare check around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday after a woman never returned to work after leaving. Her coworkers grew concerned because she was supposed to come back but never did.

When officers arrived at the apartment in the 1000 block of Van Buren Street at West Clay Street, they found a 31-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman dead -- each with one gunshot wound to the head.

Investigators said the man had a gun near his body and a gun holster in his waistband.

The couple had a prior relationship that ended in the summer of 2022, police said. It's unclear why the man was at the apartment.

The investigation into the deadly shooting is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, or worried about a friend or loved one, help is available. Call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 for free confidential emotional support 24 hours a day 7 days a week.