Update on Incident at 2737 Briargrove Drive #121
May 31, 2006 -- Houston police
have learned a woman found at 2737 Briargrove Drive #121 about
6:50 a.m. on May 25 had been fatally shot.
The victim, identified as Melanie Diane Parker,
21, of 2737 Briargrove Dr. #121, was found burned inside her apartment.
An autopsy has ruled Ms. Parker died from a gunshot wound.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant T.R. Hernandez
and Officer X. Avila reported:
The Houston Fire Department responded to a fire
at 2737 Briargrove Dr. #121 after neighbors reported seeing smoke
coming from the unit. After putting out the fire, HFD personnel
found Ms. Parker's body in the bedroom, lying on the bed. A preliminary
investigation by HFD arson officials revealed the possibility
of arson, since only the area around the bed suffered extensive
No suspicious activity was reported prior to
Anyone with any information in this murder investigation
is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600
or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Updated: GO/JFC 5-31-06
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