Woman's body found in NE Houston street

Motive under investigation, police say

HOUSTON – A woman’s body was found Tuesday in the street in northeast Houston, officials said.

Investigators said Rena Lumpkins, 54, was shot to death. Her body was found lying in the middle of the street at about 5:50 a.m. in the10000 Downs Lane at Hitchcock Street. She had a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police said it appears Lumpkins may have been pushed from a vehicle seen leaving the area.

The motive for her death is under investigation.

No arrests have been made.

Police are reviewing surveillance video from nearby businesses for clues. 

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.