UPDATE: Investigation into Fatal Stabbing of Female Found at 6900 Madrid

Houston police have learned the identity of a woman found deceased at 6900 Madrid about 8 a.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 19).

Investigators with the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences have identified the victim as Melanie Denise Tanner, 37.

“Residents walking on Madrid Street saw Ms. Tanner’s body in a ditch,” HPD Homicide Division Sergeants J. Burton, M. Brady and Officer D. Fontenot reported. “Paramedics arrived and pronounced her deceased at the scene. Tanner had suffered stab wounds.”

  • There are no known witnesses nor suspect(s) at this time.

    Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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