Investigation underway after woman found shot to death inside NW Houston home, police say

HOUSTON – An investigation is underway after a woman was found shot to death inside her residence Friday morning in northwest Houston, police said.

The discovery was made around 9 a.m. in the 300 block of San Julio Drive near Yale Street after an alarm was triggered at the residence, according to HPD Homicide Detective Ben Rothberg.

“When they arrived, they weren’t able to make contact with anyone inside the residence. However, they were able to reach the daughter of the homeowner who was listed on alarm permit info,” Rothberg said.

Houston police said the woman’s body was found by officers and family members during a welfare check. Rothberg said the victim is in her late 50′s and appears to have died from a gunshot wound.

“Right now, things do indicate potential foul play, there isn’t necessarily an indication of a break-in,” Rothberg said.

Police have not identified a suspect but said that they are speaking with persons of interest.

Detectives are currently looking for surveillance video in the neighborhood that may help with the investigation.

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