HPD: Suspect Arrested, Charged With Murder Of Woman

By: CICELY MITCHELL

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Officials with the Houston Police Department stated Tuesday that a suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of a woman on Saturday.

HPD states that 54-year-old Harvey L. Davis has been charged with the murder of 53-yar-old Linda Spells.

Officials with HPD Homicide Division provided details of the crime: “The female victim was found in the back yard of a residence connected to a church next door. She was partially clothed and had no identification on her. An autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences identified the victim as Linda Spells. Her cause of death was ruled strangulation.”

Upon further investigation from officials with Houston Police Department, it was revealed that Davis was was with Spells prior to her death. “During questioning by homicide investigators, Davis admitted to his role in Spells’ death,” added officials with HPD.

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