Wife found dead inside her Cypress home moments after complaining about trespasser, HCSO says

Deputies said the woman was found on the floor of the home.

CYPRESS, Texas – A woman was found dead on the floor just moments after alerting her husband about a trespasser at their home in Cypress on Thursday, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the Westgate Subdivision, located in the 18000 block of Clayton Bluff Lane in west Harris County.

Officials say the 45-year-old woman made a phone call to her husband Thursday afternoon to tell him someone was on their property. When the husband attempted to contact his wife again, he said he was unable to get in touch with her.

Around 3:25 p.m., deputies responded to the house and decided to leave once they determined the home was secured.

Moments later, deputies said the woman’s husband arrived at the house. He told authorities that someone had trespassed on their property just two weeks prior.

The husband then entered the home, with deputies behind him, when they discovered the wife’s dead body on the floor.

Initial details showed signs of trauma to the woman’s body, HCSO Sgt. Ben Beall said. Cy-Fair EMS responded to the residence and confirmed the wife was dead from apparent trauma to the head, deputies said.

Authorities are searching for nearby surveillance videos and speaking with any witnesses in the subdivision that may have seen what happened.

If you have any information, call the Harris County Homicide Unit at (713) 274-9100 or call Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.

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