A man is in jail after confessing to murdering his girlfriend.

Pasadena police say that man, whose name has not been released, went to his attorney's office and confessed to tying up his girlfriend and then killing her.

That attorney then called police.

Investigators said they found the woman's body at an apartment complex on Spencer Highway near Denkman Street in Pasadena.

Neighbors said they were shocked once they had heard what had happened.

"Normally these are pretty quiet apartments, but like I said I knew something had happened," said neighbor Debra Maddox.

According to police the woman's body had been there for a few days.

Charges are now pending against the boyfriend.

The name of the woman has not been released.