Nadia Lee, a 2-year-old girl from Pasadena, Texas, was reported missing on October 16th last year. Her father, Jyron Charles Lee, 26, was arrested in connection with the death of her mother, Nancy Reed. However the daughter was assumed missing.
The night of October 13th, police were called to a hotel room where Reed and Lee were having a child custody dispute. The dispute was settled and officers left, but at 10:30 pm they were called back to the scene.
Lee told officers he put Reed in a chokehold to prevent her from hurting the children. Reed was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. Two other children, ages 1 and 3, were with Lee and the woman, and one of the children was Lee’s.
When police left the scene, they were unaware that another child, Nadia, was not present. After unsuccessfully locating Nadia, the case was handed over to the Missing Persons Division.
Lee was in charge of Nadia at the time of her disappearance.
Detectives received information during the investigation that there may have been foul play. Hence, the Homicide Division took over the case and found the girl’s remains in a bayou not far from the apartment where the domestic call had taken place.
On March 20th, the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office identified remains discovered in the bayou as those of Nadia.
The medical examiner is still determining how Nadia died, and Lee’s bond is set at $1.85 million. The discovery of Nadia’s remains has been a devastating blow to the community, and the investigation into her death is ongoing.