Houston police say missing 2-year-old Nadia Lee is the daughter of a man who was charged with the murder of his common-law wife earlier this week.
Missing Houston girl: Nadia Lee, daughter of man charged with common-law wife's murderAuthorities in Houston are searching for the 2-year-old daughter of a man who is charged with the murder of his common-law wife.
The Houston Police Department and Texas EquuSearch are looking for Nadia Lee, who was reported to have last been seen around October 16 in the 300 block of South Richey Street in Pasadena.
Police say Nadia Lee is the daughter of Jyron Charles Lee, 26, who was charged in the death of his common-law wife on Tuesday night.
The 22-year-old woman was found unresponsive in a hotel room in the 500 Bay Area Blvd.
According to police, she had called 911 earlier in the evening and said there was a dispute over child custody with her common-law husband.
Officers responded to the scene. HPD said officers settled the situation and everyone was fine when they left.
Around 10:30 p.m., authorities say they got another call from the man. Police say he reported that the woman was trying to discipline one of the children, and he thought she was choking the child. According to HPD, he told officers that he then put the woman in a chokehold to stop her, but she went unconscious.
The woman was pronounced dead at the hospital. Authorities said she had signs of trauma to her neck.
Police said two girls, ages 1 and 3, were also in the hotel room but were not injured.
Jyron Lee was detained at the scene, and further investigation led to him being charged with murder in the woman's death. His bond was set at $250,000.
Anyone with information on 2-year-old Nadia’s whereabouts is asked to call the HPD Homicide Division AT (713)308-3600 or Texas EquuSearch at (281)309-9500.
MEDIA - NADIA LEE: Missing from Houston, TX since16 Oct 2022 - Age 2