Suspect in bathtub death found dead

Nathan Mitchell suspected of killing Lashonda Moye

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HOUSTON - A man suspected in the death of a woman whose body was found in a bathtub has been found dead, police said.

Houston police said Lashonda Moye's body was found in the bathtub of a home in the 1200 block of Cherry Limb Drive early on June 4.

Moye's boyfriend, Nathan Mitchell, was found sitting in the tub with her.

"Patrol officers responded and found them both in the bathtub. (He was) incoherent. Both were transported," said Roy Swainson with the Houston Police Department said on June 4. "She was dead on arrival. He was transported and hopefully he can shed some light at what took place out here."

Mitchell was later released from the hospital.

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences determined that Moye, 37, had been strangled.

Detectives said said Mitchell was their suspect in Moye's death.

Police got information regarding Mitchell's whereabouts, and they went to a home in the 5900 block of Beltdart to look for him on Wednesday.

Officers said they found Mitchell dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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