Charges Filed in Woman's Death at 1111 Pierce

January 12, 2008 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the death of a female found at 1111 Pierce about 3:10 p.m. on October 31.

The suspect, R. T. Hardge (b/m, DOB: 3-3-56), is charged with capital murder in the 180th State District Court.

The victim, an elderly female, had no visible signs of trauma but was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity and cause of death are pending an autopsy by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A.L. Semmelrock and Officer J.E. Rodriguez reported:
Church personnel discovered the victim’s body and called for paramedics who found her (the victim) to be deceased.

Investigators suspect foul play to be involved.
Further investigation developed information that identified Hardge as the suspect in this case. On Friday (Jan. 9), he was arrested without incident.

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