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Update: Investigation into Female's Death at 9500 Scranton

June 20, 2011 - Houston police have learned the identity of a woman found deceased at 9500 Scranton about 11:55 p.m. on June 16.

The victim, Sherell Nicole Baldwin, 24, of Huntsville, was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences revealed she had suffered various types of trauma and was in her third tri-mester of pregnancy.

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officer M. Miller and Officer M. Brady reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a call of a burned body found in a field at the above location. When officers arrived, they found Ms. Baldwin deceased and partially burned.

Further investigation revealed Ms. Baldwin traveled from Huntsville to Houston to meet a friend on June 15. Her family lost contact with her shortly after her arrival.

There are no known witnesses nor suspects to Ms. Baldwin's murder at this time.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Update: KJS/JFC 6-20-11
VHS/JFC 6-17-11
Inc. #078406911

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.