The Dallas Morning News

Woman strangled in home near TCU

- Liz Farmer

Timber Creek High School alumni are mourning after a 22-year-old woman was strangled Monday in the upscale house where she lived near Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

Molly Matheson was identified by the Tarrant County medical examiner, who ruled her death a homicide.

She graduated from Keller ISD’s Timber Creek High School in 2012, district spokeswoma­n Dinene Rusler said.

Officers responded to Matheson’s house in the 2600 block Waits Avenue, near West Berry Street and South University Drive, on an investigat­ion call, Fort Worth police spokesman Jimmy Pollozani said.

They found her dead in a bathroom at the house. Her time of death is listed at just after 4:30 p.m.

In a statement, TCU said Matheson wasn’t a student there, Allison Harris of KDFW-TV (Channel 4) reported.

The woman appears to have spent part of her childhood in Winter Park, Fla., according to social media posts.

Timber Creek High School recently dealt with the murder of another graduate, Zuzu Renee Verk, class of 2013.

Verk, also 22, disappeare­d in October in West Texas, where she went to college. Her boyfriend, Robert Fabian, was indicted by a Brewster County grand jury on a charge of first-degree murder in March, a month after her body was found in a shallow grave.

A current Timber Creek student, 16-year-old Aaron Lancaster, remains in a coma after being struck in a hit-and-run after theater practice March 19.

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