The woman's body was discovered by a security guard at Sagemont Park Community Center in southeast Houston around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Homicide Investigation: 11500 Hughes. Prelim info: Female found deceased in vehicle. Homicide investigators enroute. #hounews CC8— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) August 6, 2020
Investigators suspect foul play, but her cause of death is unknown at this time.
"I don't want to get into the details of the scene. It does not appear she died a natural death," Lt. W.L. Meeler noted. "If she did, the circumstances are very odd."
Police believe the woman may have died somewhere else before being brought to the community center.
They believe the vehicle may have been dumped sometime between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Investigators noted that the circumstances are strange, given the silver Chrysler Sebring the woman's body was found in was "barely in the parking lot," not in a parking space.
"We're asking anyone who was in the area between 6 and 9:45 p.m. to contact police," Meeler said. "If they saw anything suspicious, saw this vehicle pull in or saw this vehicle followed by another vehicle."
Police have yet to identify the woman.
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