Harris County Sheriff’s investigators say they suspect the body of a woman found along Greens Bayou Tuesday may be that of a north Houston woman who went missing on Friday.
Deputies found the woman’s body under the West Hardy Road overpass in the late morning hours while following leads in the search for missing woman Rebecca Suhrheinrich, said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. Investigators say the woman’s body had obvious signs of trauma.
“If this is indeed her, then the person was obviously murdered, and so we’ll need to get it solved,” said Gonzalez.
Rebecca Suhrheinrich, 58, was reported missing after she didn’t show up to work Friday. Deputies were called to her apartment on Dominion Park Drive after she was a no-show again at work Monday.
“We found evidence of blood and some disarray, so obviously we already suspected foul play,” said Gonzalez.
Neighbors watched as investigators spent hours bagging up evidence at Rebecca’s apartment Monday.
“Detectives was lined up right there—sheriffs, crime scene,” said neighbor D’Andre Brown. “Later on at night they opened the apartment. We seen blood everywhere like a slaughter house. And they had nothing but bags and bats coming out.”
Brown says the last time he saw Rebecca Suhrheinrich was Thursday at the apartment complex pool.
“She was a sweet lady,” said Brown. “She would go, ‘Hey! Hi!’ Play with the kids at the pool, and other than that she was gone at work. She’ll give you the shirt off her back. She was sweet—real sweet.”
The sheriff’s office is looking for suspects in the murder of the woman found along Greens Bayou, and they’re asking the public for any information in the disappearance of Rebecca Suhrheinrich. They’re asking the public to call their Homicide Division at 713-274-9100 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS with any tips.
The Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office is working to confirm the identity of the body at Greens Bayou. They plan to conduct an autopsy Wednesday.