HOUSTON – Houston police said they are looking for a person fo interest in connection with the stabbing deaths of two women Monday at a northeast Houston home.
HPD homicide detective Nina Sharp said at about 9:30 a.m., the fiance of one of the victims came home from working overnight when he discovered the bodies. The door of 6922 Peyton Street was open but Sharp said there were no signs of forced entry. The house had not been ransacked.
One of the victims lived in the home and the other was a close, family friend who was visiting, Sharp said. Both women, in their late 40s to early 50s, were found dead in the living room.
Investigators are working with a wide timeframe for the double homicide, as the fiance left for work at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday and didn’t return until 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sharp said. Investigators are now hoping to speak to the son of one of the two women killed. Investigators said the man may be a possible witness to the slayings.
Officials will release the names of the victims after the next-of-kin are notified.
Police said Tuesday they believe a male relative may have been with the women at the time of the stabbing and have labeled him as a person of interest. While police did not release the male’s identity, they said he is believed to be driving a 2017 Toyota Camry bearing Texas license plates LWH-3931.
Anyone with information in this double homicide is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.
See Sharp’s full press conference below: