Woman found dead in ditch; suspect arrested 10 months later


HOUSTONA woman was found dead in a ditch almost 10 months ago. Police now believe they've found her killer.

Forty-four-year-old Harold James Lowdins has been charged with murder. Police arrested him Monday.

They believe he killed 41-year-old Bridgette Mercer, who may have been homeless.

Her body was found in January in a ditch in downtown Houston.

Investigators used DNA evidence to make the arrest.