Police investigating after elderly woman was found dead inside north Houston home

An investigation is now underway after an elderly woman was found dead inside a home in north Houston, police said. 

Authorities were called out to the 700 block of Granville, near N. Shepherd around 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon. 

According to Lt. Larry Crowson, officers responded to a welfare check as a woman reported her elderly sister, who was inside the house, and hadn’t heard from her for several days. 

Officers entered the home where they found the woman inside the home. 

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Crowson said an initial investigation by the patrol officers, assisted by the fire department paramedics, found the death to be a little suspicious. 

It was for that reason homicide and crime scene units were called out to the home. A medical examiner responded to the home as well. 

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Crowson said once the autopsy determines a cause of death, authorities will proceed from there. 

The woman’s name has not been released by authorities.