Houston, Texas, USA : Irene Yemitan is the young woman whose body was discovered inside a green recycling bin in the Houston home of Alex Jude Akpan, 24, according to the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Yemitan, whose age was not provided, has been identified as the woman who was found strangled and left inside a recycling bin in a Houston man’s bedroom.
Yemitan was found dead on Sept. 5 in the home in the 9600 Wellsworth Drive, Houston, TX.
There’s no immediate word on how officials came to learn her name. Earlier they had asked for the public to help identify her.
Authorities have not disclosed what the possible relationship may be between Akpan and Yemitan but they are both Nigerians.
Alex Jude Akpan, is charged with tampering with evidence. Court documents state that his mother found a woman’s body inside a green recycling bin in his room.
Investigators tried to interview Akpan, but he requested an attorney.
The Harris County Medical Examiner said the woman was found dead on Sept. 5 in the home in the 9600 block of Wellsworth Drive.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said the residents of the home said they do not know who the woman is.
Akpan is out on bond. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office asked for a higher bond, stating that he could be charged with murder.
Eyewitness News spoke to Akpan’s sister by phone. She said she doesn’t live at the home and has not talked to her brother. She also said she didn’t know who the woman was.
The Harris County medical examiner’s office earlier asked for the public’s help to learn who the woman was. She was described as a young black woman, 5’6″ in height, weighing about 162 pounds, with short to medium length black hair. She had single ear piercings with large yellow metal hoop earrings. She was wearing a striped t-shirt with the words ‘NYC Classic’ and olive green pants labeled as being from “Forever 21.” A gray Hanes brand zipper hooded sweatshirt (size small) was tied around her waist. She was found without shoes or socks.