Suspect Arrested, Charged in Woman’s Death at 8600 South Course Drive

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the death of a woman at 8600 South Course Drive about 3 a.m. on February 6.

The suspect, Henry David Cossette, 28, is charged with murder, arson and tampering/fabricating evidence in the 184th State District Court.  A booking photo of Cossette is attached to this news release.

The identity of the victim, 19,  is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Holbrook and Detective J. Roscoe reported:

The HPD Missing Persons Unit opened an investigation into the disappearance of Sara Goodwin, who was last seen near the above address on February 6.

Last Saturday (February 19), HPD patrol officers and Houston Fire Department emergency personnel responded to an intentionally set fire in an apartment at the above address.  Cossette was found inside the apartment and he admitted to killing a 19-year-old woman and leaving her body in the 1800 block of Fellows Road in south Houston.  Remains of the woman’s body were recovered.

While the identity of the deceased woman is pending official verification, information provided by Cossette led detectives to believe the body is of Sara Goodwin.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office was consulted and Cossette was subsequently charged for his role in the woman’s death.

Henry David Cossette

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