HARRIS COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Missing Texas mother of five, Leslie Obi, has been identified as the body found a week ago in southeast Houston. Obi, 43, vanished two weeks ago.

The grim discovery was made by park employees on Jan. 18 at about 2 p.m. in the woods near Cullen Boulevard & Wilmington Street in Houston.


On Wednesday, the medical examiner’s office officially identified the body as Obi and ruled her death a homicide.

A primary cause of death was ruled “sharp force neck trauma,” however, officials did not detail the manner in which Obi died.

Police said they were questioning a person of interest in connection with the case.

It was initially believed investigators didn’t have evidence that foul play was a factor in Obi’s disappearance.

On Jan. 17, Houston Police Department homicide detectives searched an apartment complex on the city’s southeast side. Authorities said the apartment is about seven miles away from where Obi was last seen, and they were following a tip.


Geo quick facts: Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas, located in the southeastern part of the state near Galveston Bay. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,092,459, making it the most populous county in Texas and the third most populous county in the United States – Wikipedia.

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