Sherell Nicole Baldwin, 24, Bayou Body Count No. 88: Pregnant Woman Beaten and Set on Fire

Police have identified the woman who was found beaten and burned to death shortly before midnight June 16.

Sherell Nicole Baldwin, 24, was in her third trimester of pregnancy and had come to Houston from her Huntsville home June 15 to visit a friend, HPD says.

Her body was found in a field on the southeast side of town in the 9500 block of Scranton; HPD says the body had been partially burned and "she had suffered various types of trauma."

The police say they have no witnesses or suspects. In 2009, Baldwin won a competition to audition for America's Next Top Model.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Update: Police say the killer has been arrested and confessed, but the guy apparently has a very strange version of events that includes saying the strangulation marks on Baldwin's body came from him trying to do CPR.


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