HPD: Man charged in ex-wife’s murder, woman’s body still not found

HOUSTON – Charges have been filed against a man accused of killing his ex-wife, whose body remains missing.

According to HPD, investigators determined the missing woman was killed by her ex-husband, 47-year-old Sean Dacko Preston, on Nov. 24 at a motel in the 3600 block of Laura Koppe Road. Sean has been charged with her murder.

Back on Nov. 29, family members reported their loved one, Keysha Preston had been missing for five days. The circumstances under which the 41-year-old woman went missing were suspicious, causing the Houston Police Department’s Homicide Division to initiate an investigation.

Keysha’s mother Sheryl Blakes said the main emotion she feels right now is anger. She fears her daughter is dead, though her remains have not been found.

Blakes believes Sean lured the mother of his three children to the motel with money.

Blakes alleges Sean also physically abused her daughter in the past but said Keysha never reported it. Court documents showed Sean was charged at least three times for assaulting his ex-wife.

“I would tell her all the time ‘Leave that man alone,’” Blakes said.

Sean is now in the Harris County Jail charged with Keysha’s murder and for the sexual assault of a minor family member.

Sean was arrested Wednesday, with assistance from the HPD Northeast Patrol Division Crime Suppression Team. His bond has been set at $22,250,000.