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Update on Incident at 3369 Sunnydale

April 11, 2005 -- Houston police have identified the body of a woman found at 3369 Sunnydale on Saturday, April 9, 2005 about 5 p.m.

HPD Homicide Division Officer S.R. Straughter reported:

Neighborhood kids were playing at Scottcrest Park when they noticed a decomposed body in Sims Bayou. The kids informed their mother who called 911. Police arrived at the location and saw the victim. The victim is a black female who was wearing a blue sweat shirt (USA in bold letters and a US flag), gray sweat pants and a tattoo (Winnie) on the left side of her chest. The body appears to have been in the water for several days and she was found with a gunshot wound to the head.

The victim has been identified as Montiya Nickesha Thomas (b/f DOB: 3-9-78) of 4200 Tavenor. The Harris County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled her death a homicide.

Updated: JGA 4-11-05
JGA 4-10-05

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