CYPRESS, Texas – A mother and her adult son were found dead in their Cypress home overnight, deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said early Thursday.
The home is located on East Windhaven Terrace near Redoak Manor.
The mother, who was in her 40s, and her son, who was in his 20s, were found in separate parts of the home, but it wasn’t immediately clear how they died. The family's youngest son made the shocking discovery.
The sheriff’s office said the bodies were found after a welfare check was requested. Relatives said they hadn’t heard from the pair in a while.
Deputies found one body upstairs and the other in a downstairs bedroom.
Stunned neighbors had no idea anything had happened.
“This is the first I’ve heard about it. I didn’t hear any commotion with the dogs or anything; (I’m) so shocked,” said neighbor Rochelle Abram. “They moved in about a year and a half ago. I know there’s a mother and a son. (I’ve) watched them cut their grass and just say ‘Hi’ in passing when we walk the dogs and stuff.”
Authorities did not say if the victim’s were shot, stabbed or beaten, but they said there was blood in the home. They have, however, ruled out a murder-suicide. There was no note left, and the only thing missing was the husband and father of the victims.
“I don’t know motive, but we’re looking for the husband to talk to him and find out, in fact, if he is safe himself,” said Sgt. Felipe Rivera, Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
If he is safe, detectives want to know who else had access to his home. Detectives said it is possible that the killer, or killers, knew the family well. There was no sign of forced entry at the home.