Latara Sanders, 32, was found dead in her north Houston apartment Wednesday morning.
Her brother-in-law told Eyewitness News off camera that he was doing a welfare check at the apartment overnight on 5627 Yale Street near Tidwell, kicked the door in and found her.
Investigators said she had bruising, blood and obvious signs of injury. The cause of death has yet to be determined.
However, police are now looking for Sanders' boyfriend, 33-year-old Marcus Lockett. Police said he is not a suspect. They are only looking to question him.
Have you seen Marcus Lockett, age 33? He is not charged, but is wanted for questioning in the death of his girlfriend overnight. If you see him call HPD Homicide at 713-308-3600 or @CrimeStopHOU at 713-222-TIPS. #hounews pic.twitter.com/gqbbkNPuRM— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) August 8, 2018
As for neighbors of Sanders, many were waking up to the news of her death.
"I didn't know. I feel bad," said one woman, who apparently heard yelling but was too afraid to get involved.
"I heard screaming," she said. "I heard a lot of pleading."
The family of LaTara Sanders described the mother of three as goofy and fun-loving, telling Eyewitness News in a statement:
"LaTara was full of spunk and would laugh so hard until she cried! She loved hard and had an attitude you could never forget. She was a mother, a daughter and a sister. Her life was ended too soon and she will be greatly missed!"
If you know where Lockett may be, please call Houston police.
HPD at scene of apartment where a woman’s body was discovered by relatives. She had bruising on her body but it’s unclear how she died. Investigators just walked out with bags of evidence. @abc13houston pic.twitter.com/NlCjU17yNG— Mayra Moreno ABC13 (@MayraABC13) August 8, 2018
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