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HPD Seeks Smiling Woman in Connection With Nursing-Home Death

This chipper-looking woman, caught on a security cam, is being sought by Houston police in connection with the May 8 death of a man in an assisted-living center.

Willie Hightower, 66, was found dead in his room at the center in the 600 block of East Tidwell amid signs of a struggle, HPD says.

Police say the woman is "a person of interest" in their investigation. She is described as a "black female, 35 to 45 years of age, 160 to 200 pounds, with possible tattoos on her chest."

An investigation showed that Hightower, whose body was discovered about 8 a.m., had been visited by a "black female...the night he was killed," HPD says.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or on the identity of the person of interest is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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