Sheriff says man strangled ex-wife

Steven McDowell

A man charged with the murder of his ex-wife is expected to be in Chambers County court today. 

Steven McDowell, 44, has been charged with murder, a first-degree felony, in the death of Crystal McDowell, a Baytown realtor who went missing Aug. 25. Family and friends of her said she was going to pick up her two children prior to the arrival of Hurricane Harvey.  

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