Incident at 107 Milby
July 1, 2005 -- Houston police
are investigating the death of a woman found at 107 Milby about
10 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2005.
The identity of the female victim and cause of
death are pending an autopsy by the Harris County Medical Examiner's
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant P. Motard and
Officer C. Abbondandolo reported:
The Goodyear store at 107 Milby caught fire approximately
two years ago. Since that time, the store has been vacant except
for homeless men and women who routinely frequent the location.
The new owners of the location were cleaning
the building when they found the body of the victim inside a 55-gallon
barrel of used oil and filters.
It is unknown at this time how long the victim
had been in the oil, but it appears she had been there from one
to two weeks.
Anyone with information on this incident is urged
to contact the Houston Police Homicide Division at 713-308-3600
or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.