HPD: Young woman found dead after kidnapping, robbery died from natural causes

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on December 20, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 20 at 3:28 PM

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HOUSTON — Houston police have learned the cause of death of a southwest Houston woman who was found dead at her home following a weekend in which she reported being robbed, abducted, freed and her car stolen.

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences has ruled the death of Meghan Jessica Hairston, 25, to be from natural causes. Hairston suffered a medical condition known as Diabetic Ketoacidosis. No foul play was found in this case, but an investigation was launched after Hairston had been victimized just days before.

Ms. Hairston reported an aggravated robbery at her residence on October 25, in which four unknown suspects forced their way inside and stole several items. Hairston was then taken by the suspects to several ATMs in the area and forced to withdraw cash. She was later dropped off unharmed at an unknown location. The next day, Hairston reported her home had been burglarized by two unknown suspects. In that incident, her 2004 white Chevrolet Malibu was stolen and later recovered on October 28.

Hairston’s family became concerned after not hearing from her since the reported incidents and went to her residence on October 28. Her mother went inside and found Hairston unresponsive in a bedroom. HFD paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced Hairston dead.

During the investigation, it was determined narcotics activity had been taking place at the residence. The reported home invasion and stolen vehicle were believed to be narcotics-related.

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