The man who tried to put the blame of his ex-wife’s disappearance on her boy-friend has not only been arrested in the death of ex-wife Crystal McDowell, but he has also confessed to his crime. Crystal McDowell disappeared without any trace, merely a day before Hurricane Harvey caused widespread destruction and misery in Houston, Texas.
It was on 25th August when 37-year old Crystal McDowell disappeared and the next day Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, particularly Greater Houston area. In the din of the death and destruction and the subsequent epic flooding, no one really said a word about the missing real estate agent.
Now Steve McDowell, the ex husband of Crystal McDowell has confessed in detail as to how he killed the affable woman despite the fact that their two children were at home.
According to the Chambers County sheriff Brian Hawthorne, the suspect, Steve McDowell allegedly strangled his ex-wife Crystal McDowell as the couple’s 5- and 8-year-old children were asleep upstairs in their beds.
It took several weeks before any headway was made in her disappearance. It was merely last week, when Steve McDowell was taken into custody. The sheriff said that the suspect was arrested Saturday following a tearful confession.
But months before McDowell led authorities to his wife’s decomposing body, Crystal claimed in court papers that he’d threatened to kill them both along with their children, according to a law enforcement source with knowledge of the case.
Now it seems the whole murder was planned dexterously and the woman’s body was disposed of in such a way that no one could find any trace of it. While her uncle Jeff Walters and her boyfriend expressed their apprehensions about how she disappeared, it was only merely days ago when police officials first said they thought some foul play was involved in her death. Her uncle who raised her along with his wife, following McDowell’s parents untimely death in a statement said, “She is a light in the heavens that can never be extinguished…She is an Angel that watches over us all with that bright smile.”
Last week, the Chambers County Sheriff said, “As the Sheriff I will tell you personally think there is some wrong doing in this. I think there is a suspicious nature. I don’t think she has left on her own. I think there has been foul play at this point.”
A report by the CBSNews says that there were apprehensions in the minds of Crystal McDowell and on one “occasion, Crystal called the cops alleging he’d threatened to harm himself and the children, according to Baytown police spokesman Steve Dorris. Her panicked call came after one of the children failed to show up for school. “We tried locating him but didn’t have any luck,” Dorris said. “But the next day he brought the kids back.” No charges were filed.”