Body found in Sheldon Reservoir in east Harris County, sheriff’s office says foul play possibly involved

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A woman’s body was found in the Sheldon Reservoir in east Harris County on Saturday, and officials said there are possible signs of foul play.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the scene at 13571 Garrett Road around 8 a.m. The woman was in her mid to late twenties.

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On Friday, the sheriff’s office dive team helped remove a submerged GMC Yukon truck from the reservoir. The vehicle was thought to be unoccupied and reported stolen.

Authorities do not believe the woman is connected to the incident from Friday. The body was found in a different area with dense woods. It does not appear the body would have floated from where the vehicle was recovered.

Deputies said they are investigating this case. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Sheldon Fire Department assisted deputies.

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