HOUSTON – A woman was found dead Wednesday inside an apartment in north Houston, police said.
According to Houston police, 32-year-old Latara Shantrell Sanders' bruised and bloodied body was found around 1 a.m. at the Yale Village Apartments in the 5600 block of Yale.
Sanders' brother-in-law tells KPRC2 that he went to her apartment to check on her after her family hadn't seen or heard from her in several days, but the door was locked. He said he kicked in the front door and called police when he found Sanders' body in the living room.
“It’s been a couple of days since they’ve spoken to her so that’s when they came over to the apartment and made entry,” said Houston police homicide detective E. P. Aguilar.
Investigators said they believe she might have been killed after they found injuries on her face, neck, back and left arm.
Police are looking for Sanders' live-in boyfriend, 33-year-old Marcus Lockett, who they say is a person of interest in her death.
The victim's brother-in-law said he didn't know how long the couple had been together and wasn't aware of any past troubles.
Lockett's mother told investigators she had not heard from her son in several days.
Anyone with information about the woman’s death or Lockett's whereabouts is asked to call HPD Homicide at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477