The body discovered along Buffalo Bayou on the northeast side of downtown Houston has been identified as 18-year-old Tierra Horn, who was reported missing last Thursday. Her life was tragically cut short, and the cause of death, as determined by the Harris County Institute for Forensic Science, is listed as “compression of the neck.”
Tierra was last seen by her family members on Tuesday, and her body was found on Friday evening. Rokeisha Calton, Tierra’s older sister, expressed deep sorrow, emphasizing the potential life that was taken away from her sister.
“She had a lot more life she could have lived that was taken away from her,” Calton shared.
According to Calton, Tierra had connections to someone residing in the apartment building near where her body was discovered, and surveillance footage from the building captured her presence earlier in the week. Despite ongoing investigations, no arrests have been made in connection with her death.
Calton, grappling with the loss, strongly believes that Tierra knew her assailant and expressed her sentiments about the perpetrator.
“Who would do that to her?” questioned ABC13 reporter Jessica Willey.
“A devil. A person who doesn’t have a heart. A person who doesn’t care about life. A monster,” Calton replied.
The heartbreaking reality is that Tierra’s 19th birthday, which she and her sister had been planning, will now be commemorated as a celebration of life instead. Calton, seeking justice for her sister, expressed a hope that those involved or with information will be held accountable.
“I hope that everybody that’s involved or who knew anything, I hope they are all charged,” Calton remarked.
Authorities are urging anyone with information about this case to contact the Houston Police Department’s Homicide Division at (713) 308-3600 as they continue their investigation into this tragic incident.