Texas Nurse’s Death Likely Murder, Not Accidental Drowning, Investigators Say

A Texas nurse whose body was found in her backyard pool in 2014 didn’t accidentally drown but was likely murdered, investigators revealed.

A $30,000 reward was offered for information that leads to an arrest in the death of Edith Sax. She was found last year face down in the pool of her Houston home while wearing her scrubs and lab coat.

For more than five months, authorities thought her death was an accident. But new revelations in the case suggest otherwise, said Vashawnda McLean, lead investigator with the Houston Police Department.

“Edith Sax sustained some injuries in this incident that would be suggestive of her being forced under the water,” McLean said.

Investigators say two unidentified men were seen near her home around the time of her death.

Steve Sax, the victim’s husband, has been cleared by police as a suspect. Both he and police believe the killer would stand to gain from the inheritance she left behind.

“I cannot write a huge check into a trust for someone who killed my wife,” Steve Sax said.

The couple married nine years ago. Sax, 50, had four children from a previous marriage, while he had three. Steve Sax said the family quickly blended and bonded.

“Edie was the most fierce defender of her children. She loved them utterly,” he said.

Natasha Rafiq, the victim’s daughter, hopes that someone comes forward with any clues.

“Please help us to have a little bit of peace,” she said.

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