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Body found in Greens Bayou may be that of missing woman, sheriff says

HOUSTON – A body found in a north Houston bayou Tuesday may be that of a woman who went missing over the weekend, according to authorities.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said the body was discovered about 10:10 a.m. in Greens Bayou near the intersection of Greens Road and West Hardy Road.

Police investigating Green Bayou where body was recovered.
Police investigating Green Bayou where body was recovered.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a tweet that preliminary information indicates the body may be that of 58-year-old Rebecca Suhrheinrich.

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Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a tweet that preliminary information indicates the body may be that of 58-year-old Rebecca Suhrheinrich.

“We’re not able to confirm if it’s indeed the body of Rebecca Suhrheinrich. but we have reasons to believe it’s most likely going to be her, just based on some of the evidence we have at the scene,” Gonzalez said.

He said Suhrheinrich’s co-workers reported her missing after she didn’t show up to work last Friday and Monday.  

Investigators said concerned co-workers were let into her apartment at the Trails at the Dominion Park, and found the place ransacked. Blood was also found by detectives inside the apartment, investigators said.

“There was some disarray and blood inside her apartment and obvious signs of foul play so we’ve been concerned and working diligently on it,” Gonzalez said. 

The woman’s neighbors said they heard someone yelling for help Friday, but did not want to jump to conclusions and call police because they’ve heard noises in the past.

“Friday we were sitting down at the table, I was also on the phone and I heard someone scream ‘help me,” said a woman who did not want to use her name. 

She said her friend suggested calling the police, but she advised against it. 

"She said she’s calling the police, and I said, ‘No. It has nothing to do with us. Leave it alone,'” the neighbor explained. “I feel like I could have did (sic) something, I feel like I could of did (sic) something, at the same time I didn’t want to be in nobody’s business.” 

“It sounded like people were either throwing objects or a person was getting thrown against a wall for about a minute or two,” said a different neighbor. 

Gonzalez said at this time, investigators are still treating this as a missing person case. 

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.


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