HOUSTON - Police and family have identified the victim found fatally shot at a southwest Houston townhome late Thursday.

Rena Hodges, a 35-year-old mother of three was found dead at her family's home Feb. 16 on Sunset Meadow late Thursday after she failed to pick up her kids from the babysitter.

>> UPDATE: Man arrested, charged in ex's murder

Hodges called her good friend, Lori Warner, saying she and her ex were fighting, and she wanted him to leave.

Family members say the mom didn't pick up her kids from the babysitter so they went to the home and, with the help of a security guard, went inside. That's when they made the tragic discovery.

Early on, police identified ex common-law husband Jerald Dewayne Watt as a suspect in the case.

He was charged within hours of the crime, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.