Search underway for 23-year-old common-law-husband after woman dies in NW Harris Co. apartment

Mycah Hatfield Image
Monday, June 20, 2022
Woman who didn't show up to family function found dead, deputies say
Family members tried performing CPR on their loved one when they found her unresponsive Monday at her northwest Harris County apartment.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- Relatives discovered the lifeless body of a 22-year-old woman inside her apartment in northwest Harris County after she did not show up for a family event the day before.

According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, deputies were called to 10000 North Eldridge Parkway, near US-290 and Highway 6, just before 10 a.m. regarding the woman's death at The Trails at Eldridge Parkway Apartment Homes. There were some signs of foul play, Gonzalez tweeted.

Harris County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Greg Pinkins said the woman lived in the third floor apartment at The Trails at Eldridge Parkway with her 23-year-old common-law-husband, who was also expected at the Father's Day event with family the day before.

Pinkins said they did not find any signs of forced entry at the apartment when they arrived.

Authorities were not able to locate the victim's spouse and one of their two cars.

Deputies are looking to question the common-law-husband but did not call him a suspect. The missing Nissan Altima bears a Texas license plate of LJN3031.

The sheriff's office added that there were no documented family violence incidents involving the couple, though, the woman's family told deputies there were, but those incidents were not reported.

It's not immediately known how or when the woman died. Detectives did not notice any visible stab or gunshot wounds but are treating her death like a homicide.

"EMS went in and they didn't give any kind of indication into trauma that was immediately known, so we are waiting on the medical examiners office to give us that information," Pinkins said.

This is a developing story. All updates can be found in this article.

For more on this story, follow Mycah Hatfield on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.