Ex-boyfriend charged with murder after woman found dead in Channelview area trailer, authorities say

Martin Ayala-Monico
Martin Ayala-Monico (Harris County Sheriff's Office)

HOUSTON – A man is charged with murder in connection with the death of a woman found in a trailer in the Channelview area, according to the Harris County sheriff.

Martin Ayala-Monico is the victim’s ex-boyfriend, according to authorities. He is now in the Harris County Jail.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez identified the victim as Karla Serra-Bautista. Her body was found inside a trailer in the 1700 block of Lori Lane on June 3.


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