Sheriff: Kids lead deputies to mother’s body after father turns himself in to authorities

HOUSTON – Children led deputies to the body of their mother Tuesday after their father turned himself in to authorities, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. “When deputies arrived at the home, they were met by three children believed to be 4, 7 and 11 years old,” Sheriff Gonzalez said.

The body was found just before 11 a.m. at a home on Ashley Meadow Lane, near Beltway 8 and Tidwell Road in east Harris County. “It appears to be a traumatic death,” Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez said the children’s father went to the Baytown Police Department and told officers there that he had outstanding warrants. While there, the man told officers that they might want to go check his house because his wife might be dead, Gonzalez said.

According to Gonzalez, deputies went to the home and the man’s three children answered the door and led the deputies to their mother’s body. “We don’t have time frame or what the kids did or didn’t know, so that will all be part of the investigation. we are very early on right now,” Gonzalez said.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

Correction:This story has been updated to correct which police station the man went to, per new information from law enforcement.

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