Detectives investigate double homicide in Southeast Houston

- A woman paid an early morning visit to her friend and made a gruesome discovery, a double homicide in Southeast Houston. 

Demetria Mathis says it’s the most horrific thing she’s ever encountered, finding her friend 48-year-old Michael Williams and his 47-year-old girlfriend Loretta Alexander dead inside their home, and she immediately called 911.

“The door was cracked open and I was calling his name and when I got to the door he was laying on the floor and he was dead and she was laying on the sofa,” explains Mathis.  She says it was around 9 a.m. when she arrived at the home on the corner of Dewberry and Cavanaugh.

“Looked like she was sleep on the couch.”  Mathis says Alexander was on the couch covered by a blanket as if she had been asleep when the shots rang out.

”I went in the house five times and saw him on the floor dead shot in the head.  She on the couch sleep,” explains one neighbor who says shortly after a fight at the house Wednesday night he discovered the bodies but did not call 911. 

Houston police confirm they did respond to a disturbance the night before the couple was killed but they don’t believe the mayhem has anything to do with the murders.

"He was a sweet person.  He was nice but he wouldn’t let anybody mess over him.  He was just that type of person but anything you need he would help you out,” cries Williams’ friend Ebony Simon.

“I didn’t hear gunshots,” says one neighbor.

But  Mathis says she did hear shots between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m.  ”Me and my son were at my house around the corner and we were talking we heard a boom a big gunshot then we heard like four little ones.”

Houston police homicide detectives have interviewed a number of friends and family members but they still don’t have any idea who opened fire on the couple and why.

"It just feels sad that he’s gone.  I’m not going to see him anymore,” adds Simon.

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