Home » Keysha Preston, 41: Husband Charged With Murder, She Remains Missing
A Houston man has been charged with the murder of his wife, but still, her remains have not been located. Around the Thanksgiving holiday, relatives of Keysha Preston tried contacting her but their calls went unanswered. This was a time of year that Keysha’s family looked forward to, so it was unlike the 41-year-old to not be reachable. Later, her son reported her missing, not knowing that his mother may have already been deceased.
According to reports, Keysha was last seen with her estranged husband Sean Preston at a motel in Houston, Texas. It wasn’t an unfamiliar area as the motel was just miles away from Keysha’s mother’s residence where she was scheduled to join her family for the holiday. Surveillance footage at the motel reportedly showed the couple at the location, and more importantly, cameras captured Keysha Preston entering Room 120 on November 24. However, she was never seen exiting the room.
Instead, stated reports, Sean is later captured carrying what looked to be heavy duffel bags out of the room. After he checked out, the motel’s cleaning crew recalled there being an alarming odor of bleach emitting from the area. Keysha Preston has never been seen or heard from again.
“She would have been here for Thanksgiving,” said Sheryl Blakes, Keysha’s mother. A news report described Keysha and her estranged husband’s two-decade marriage as being fraught with trouble. “(Should have come) even the day after because her auntie had cooked. She’d been here, she’d been here.”
Another disturbing component of this case is that before going missing, Sean Preston was accused of sexually assaulting a child. Reports state that police have been looking into the allegations since last year and The Daily Beast claimed that Keysha spoke with officers just weeks before she disappeared. Keysha reportedly mentioned that she believed the child was “embellishing” the allegations against her husband when she first learned of them, but she changed her mind when she witnessed the abuse.
When questioned by investigators over the abuse allegations, Preston denied wrongdoing and accused his wife of making “false CPS reports in hopes to stop the divorce.” It was only five days later that Keysha’s son received a call from someone who told him that Preston admitted to killing Keysha. Her son reported her missing that day.
Authorities reportedly believe that Sean Preston killed his wife, dismembered her body, and possibly destroyed those parts in acid. These speculations were brought on by the person who called Keysha’s son. They claimed Preston asked them for “muriatic acid” and a car that could be disposed of. The person stated they refused his requests but when they saw Preston later, he had scratches on his face. The witness also told police that Preston said Keysha was “no longer a problem” and added, “If you don’t want to end up like Keysha then keep your mouth shut.”
Sean Preston has been charged with murder in addition to aggravated sexual assault of a child relative. He is being held on over $2 million bond.
At the time of her disappearance, Keysha Preston stood 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed 300 pounds. She had black/dark brown hair and brown eyes. Because she is believed to be dismembered, it does not seem that authorities are looking for a whole body.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Houston Police Department at (832) 707-1284 to their local authorities. There was not an agency case number listed.
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