A young Navasota Woman is in the Grimes County Jail on a $200,000 bond, charged in the death of her 63-year-old uncle.
Navasota Police Chief Justin Leeth says the initial call came shortly after seven on Monday morning, July 31st, from Pankie Freeman’s home healthcare provider who’d dropped by his Virginia Street home to check on him.
She noticed some things of a suspicious nature, Leeth reports, like broken glass and things of that nature. When she saw some things out of place at the entrance of the house, he adds, she called law enforcement.
Then after discovering Freeman’s body inside, Chief Leeth says his officers began gathering evidence that eventually implicated his 35-year-old niece, Romeka Conley, who eventually confessed to the crime and was sent to the Grimes County Jail in Anderson where she was charged, magistrated and booked.
And although Chief Leeth says he is fairly certain he has the sole suspect in custody, Freeman’s body has been sent off for autopsy, so he will await at least the coroner’s initial findings before speculating on either the cause or manner of his death.
Navasota News will keep you up-to-date as new evidence is uncovered in this investigation. In the meantime, anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the NPD personally at 936-825-6124, 24 hours a day.