2nd UPDATE: Remains Found in October 2022 Missing Child Investigation
March 20, 2023 - Houston police are awaiting autopsy results on remains found in Pasadena, Texas today (March 20) believed to be related to the disappearance of a child from 525 Bay Area Boulevard about 11:30 p.m. on October 18, 2022 where her mother was critically injured.
The identity and cause of death of the remains are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
The suspect, Jyron Charles Lee, 26, is now charged with capital murder in the 351st State District Court. He is believed responsible for the disappearance and possible death of his daughter, Nadia Lee, 2.
On October 19, Lee was charged with murder in the 185th State District Court in the death of his wife, Nancy Reed, 22.
A booking photo of Lee is attached to this news release.
HPD Homicide Division Detectives A. Hernandez and A. Ferrell reported:
Officers responded to a report of an assault at a hotel at the above address. Officers met with suspect Lee and learned he and his wife got into an argument in front of their two children. Lee then told officers he had placed his wife in a chokehold to prevent her from injuring their children. Houston Fire Department paramedics transported the woman (Ms. Reed) to HCA Hospital - Clear Lake where she was pronounced deceased.
Lee was detained at the scene and further investigation led to Lee being charged in his wife's murder.
During the investigation, it was determined 2-year-old Nadia Lee was unaccounted for and was officially reported missing by HPD. Further investigation identified Jyron Lee as the suspect in Nadia's disappearance. Detectives learned Nadia had sustained injuries inflicted by Jyron Lee and was believed to have been killed on or about October 16 at 331 South Richey Street in Pasadena, Texas. On Tuesday (Dec. 6), Lee was charged for his role in Nadia's disappearance.
Today (Monday, March 20), HPD Homicide detectives, the HPD Dive Team and Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Rangers Division, along with assistance from Texas Equusearch, recovered human remains from Vince Bayou in Pasadena. Based on information obtained throughout the investigation and circumstances in which the remains were recovered, it is believed the remains are of 2-year-old Nadia Lee. However, the official identification is pending autopsy results.
Jyron Charles Lee
2nd Update: VHS/JKS 3-20-23
Update: VHS/JFC 12-7-22
Inc. # 141231322
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