HOUSTON — Houston police are still looking for a man charged with capital murder in the shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend in October.
Investigators say Kwanmaine Boyd, 25, shot and killed 25-year-old Cavanna Smith the morning of Oct. 6.
Officers found the pregnant woman's body lying in the road at 800 Reid Street. She had been shot in the face at close range, according to court documents.
Smith's family called later that day and reported she'd been kidnapped by Boyd that morning and they were worried about her safety.
Smith had sent ominous texts to her sister that morning.
6:42 a.m. "I'm at this location getting my money if anything happens to me?"
6:45 a.m. "I've been kidnapped."
The sister asked if she was joking.
"I'm not. I'm in the back of Kwan truck," Smith replied.
After that, she didn't respond to any more texts from her sister.
Police believe Smith was killed about half an hour after she sent that last text message.
Witness No. 1
Homicide detectives interviewed a witness who said he heard a man and woman arguing on Reid Street while he was getting ready for work. He said he saw the man shoot the woman and then get in his truck and leave, according to court documents.
Witness No. 2
Another witness told police he was driving on Reid Street when he saw a truck with its hazard lights on. He said he saw a man and woman in the road arguing. The witness said as he was driving by with the windows down, the woman asked him to call the police. The witness said the man was holding a long gun so he decided not to stop and kept driving, according to court documents.
Witness No. 3
A woman who lives on Reid Street said she looked out of her window when she heard a man and a woman arguing in the street next to a truck. She said she called 911 and saw the man shoot the woman, according to court documents.
Pregnancy tests, ultrasound
Investigators said Smith got an ultrasound that revealed she was about one month pregnant before she was shot.
When they searched Boyd's residence, they found two positive pregnancy tests and a card telling him she was expecting his child. They also found an ultrasound image with Smith's name on it that was dated October 5.
According to court documents, investigators found Boyd's truck at what appeared to be an unoccupied residence in the 5400 block of Airport Boulevard. It fit the description of the white, older model pickup with a black front right quarter panel seen by witnesses.
On the run
If you have any information about Boyd or this case, please call HPD's Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222. TIPS. (8477)