Man arrested and charged with murder in death of elderly female roommate

The Richland Hills Police Department responded to a welfare check at a house in the 2800 block of Matthews Drive yesterday (Saturday) evening. A neighbor called police after their elderly female resident would not come to her front door. Her dog was also located deceased on the front porch.

When officers arrived on the scene, they made entry into the home and located a 73-year-old female deceased inside the house. Her injuries were consistent with a homicide.

Officers investigated the scene and identified the suspect as the elderly resident’s roommate, a 27-year-old male. A warrant was subsequently issued for his arrest.

Police located the suspect in Dallas and arrested him. He has been booked into jail on a murder charge.