LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The cause and manner of death for a Lufkin woman who was found inside her Houston home back in October has been released by a Harris County Medical Examiner.
Tricia A. Bentley, the public information officer for the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, says 25-year-old Megan Hairston died of natural causes.
Bentley says Hairston suffered from a Diabetic Ketoacidosis, which occurs when a diabetic patient's body produces high levels of blood acids. This can sometimes be fatal.
According to a report by KTRK in Houston, investigators with the Houston Police Department suspected Hairston's death might have been related to several home break-ins. In a press release issued by Houston PD, Hairston reported an aggravated robbery at her residence on Friday, October 25 in which four unknown suspects forced their way inside and stole several items. The release states "Hairston was then taken by the suspects to several ATMs in the area and forcibly made to withdraw cash. She was later dropped off unharmed at an unknown location."
Hairston also reported her home had been burglarized by two unknown suspects on Saturday, October 26, according to the release. In that incident, her 2004 White Chevrolet Malibu was stolen and later recovered on Monday, October 28.
Houston PD investigators say they have no new updates at this time.