17-year-old boy accused of stabbing his twin sister to death in west Harris County, sheriff says

HOUSTON – Harris County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after they said a 17-year-old boy stabbed his twin sister to death in west Harris County Wednesday morning.

Benjamin Elliott has been charged with murder for the death of 17-year-old Meghan Elliott. He is currently booked in the Harris County Jail. No bond has been set in the case.

At approximately 4:45 a.m., Harris County deputies were dispatched to the a residence in the 4100 block of Brown Meadow Court in response to a report of a stabbing.

According to Gonzalez, deputies received a call about a 17-year-old female with a stab wound. Officials said responding officers found the teen girl with several stab wounds in what they believe was her bedroom.

Deputies said Benjamin Elliott made the 911 call.

“When they (deputies) arrived and made entry into the home there was a 17-year old male that was performing CPR on his 17-year old sibling,” said Deputy Thomas Gilliland.

Elliott continued CPR until EMS personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced Meghan deceased, authorities said.

Authorities said they were trying to get a search warrant for the home because the parents of the teens did not give them consent to enter the home.

Deputies said they believe the teens’ parents were inside and asleep at the time of the stabbing.

Investigators said there was no indication that there was a fight.

Neighbors nearby said the twins kept to themselves but appeared to have a good relationship.

“They were wonderful neighbors, nice and quiet and absolutely no problems,” said neighbor, Bob Dawson.

Deputies said the knife they believe was used in the stabbing was recovered and were trying to get a copy of the 911 call.


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