LA MARQUE, Texas (TCD) — A homicide investigation is underway after the body of a 57-year-old woman was reportedly found inside a newly constructed home.
According to a news release from the La Marque Police Department, on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at approximately 5 p.m., officers responded to a vacant residence in the 1300 block of Green Jay to a report of a deceased woman found. At the scene, officers reportedly located the victim and determined the woman had been assaulted and killed.
Police told KTRK-TV that the woman, later identified as Maria Rios, owned a cleaning company, and she was at the home to perform those services.
A “sold” sign was reportedly in the front yard even though the house was empty and under construction.
Police asked anyone with information regarding the incident to come forward, and they offered a reward up to $5,000.