Couple found dead in two separate Texas counties Monday

Police taped off a portion of a parking lot behind Sharpstown Mall on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, in Houston. Two men were expected to survive after having been shot Thursday in a drug-related shootout at an apartment complex across the street from a mall, police said. The shooting was initially reported as an attempted carjacking in the mall's parking lot. But investigators later determined the two unidentified men were injured during a gun battle involving up to five people inside an apartment at a complex across the street from Sharpstown Mall in southwest Houston, said Houston Police Capt. Bruce Williams. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Sharon Steinmann )

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A relative found the body of a woman in north Harris County Monday afternoon.

Karen Stewart had suffered “unknown physical trauma” when she was discovered at a home in the 6700 block of Seegers Trail Drive at about 5 p.m.

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Just hours later, Stewart’s boyfriend was found dead in Waller County. Authorities say the man, who has not been identified, may have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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