The skeletal remains of Coleen Kardashie, 78, were found on December 6, 2021, after he was reported missing in February of that year.
Wed, May 31, 2023, 8:01 p.m
Houston, Texas (KTRK) – A woman has been charged in connection with the death of a man whose bones were found nearly a year after he disappeared in Montrose, according to police.
Pamela Ann Merritt, 43, is charged with the murder of 78-year-old Colin Kirdacchi after his skeletal remains were found on December 6, 2021.
Kardashie was reported missing in February of that year.
Houston Police Department officers responded to the tri-plex at 605 West Gray Street after a witness and other residents discovered the remains in the backyard.
See previous report: Police are investigating whether human remains found in Montrose’s backyard belong to a missing homeowner
Authorities said the remains were found while residents were cleaning up and were in an advanced state of decomposition.
Merritt has not been arrested and is believed to be homeless.
Her relationship with Kardashie and how the police made the contact is unclear.
If you know where she is, we urge you to call the HPD Homicide Department at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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