Closet Deaths

Police say three Texas women found dead in their closets in one week

Police in southeast Texas say they're holding a man suspected in the deaths of two elderly women, who were found in their closets.

The two were found yesterday in the same Port Arthur neighborhood. Police say they believe both were victims of foul play. A third woman was discovered Monday. An autopsy showed she died of trauma to the chest. All three women were 82 years old. Another 60-year-old woman said she was attacked in her home yesterday. Officials have charged the 40-year-old suspect with burglary in that attack.

Police say the suspect was released several months ago after serving a lengthy sentence with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Port Arthur is about 90 miles east of Houston.