Houston Police Department
Update: Suspect in Woman's Death at 10211 Cherry Limb Found Deceased

June 14, 2012 - A male suspect believed responsible for the death of a woman at 10211 Cherry Limb Drive about 1:05 a.m. on June 4 was found deceased Wednesday (June 13).

The suspect, identified as Nathan Mitchell (b/m, DOB: 4-13-73), of Houston, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at 5907 Beldart. Mitchell is believed responsible for the death of his ex-girlfriend, Lashonda Moye, 37, of the above address. Ms. Moye was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital where she was pronounced dead. An autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences determined her cause of death was strangulation.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant P. Jewell and Senior Police Officers R. Swainson and M. Miller reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a 911 call of a home invasion at the above Cherry Limb address. Upon arrival, officers did not see any signs of activity and were unable to make contact with the residents. The officers checked all the doors and windows and observed what they believed to be two unresponsive people in a bedroom bath tub. The officers made entry into the home and found the pair, partially clad, in the bath tub. Ms. Moye was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. The second person, Nathan Mitchell, was also transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A preliminary investigation identified Mitchell as the suspect in this case. Further investigation developed information on Mitchell's whereabouts and, on Wednesday, he was found deceased inside a residence where he had been in hiding.

Update: VHS/JFC 6-14-12
KJS/JKS 6-4-12
Inc. #070800012

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