Woman's boyfriend wanted for questioning after her body is found inside north Houston apartment

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- It was not what relatives wanted to see: the body of their loved one taken away by the medical examiner.

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.

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.

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