A foul odor led police to a woman’s body on Thursday.
Houston police said they got a complaint about a foul odor at a small apartment building in the 600 block of Fairview Drive at about 8 a.m.
Officers went to the building and they, along with residents, looked for the source. They searched under and around the building and determined it was coming from a specific unit, police said.
Detectives went to the apartment and a 31-year-old man answered the door. The man told the officers that his mother was ill and he preferred they search somewhere else.
Officers asked to permission to search for the apartment and found the body of 66-year-old Abigail Saucedo.
Saucedo’s body was in an advanced state of decomposition.
The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences will determine the cause of Saucedo’s death.
Saucedo’s son was taken to the Harris County Mental Health Service Center for evaluation. He has not been charged with any crime.