On Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at approximately 2:20 a.m., deputies from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) responded to an unknown medical emergency in the 800 block of Ashland Blvd in east Harris County. Upon arrival, they discovered an adult black female unresponsive from unknown causes. The woman was promptly transported via ambulance to a local hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.
Deputies interviewed the female’s boyfriend, who reported that he and the victim were engaged in a sex act described as “erotic asphyxiation” when she became unresponsive. The HCSO Homicide and Crime Scene Units later arrived at the scene to conduct a follow-up investigation into the incident.
As a result of the subsequent investigation, the victim’s boyfriend, 27-year-old Jaaron Thomas, was arrested and charged with Manslaughter. Thomas is currently being held at the Harris County Jail.