Unidentified Female, Bayou Body Count No. 234

Strangled outside a church

An apparently homeless woman was found strangled to deathnear the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart downtown this morning, police say.

Her name was not released, and an autopsy will be done to officially determine the cause of death, although police said she had "suffered trauma to her neck.".

A security guard discovered the body about 6:20 a.m. today at the church's chancery, which is at the corner of Jefferson and San Jacinto.

Security video will be examined for any evidence.

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

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