Houston, Texas — A Houston woman swam through 10-foot deep floodwaters to check on her 89-year-old neighbor.
Michele Poche told KTRK that she called Agnes Stanley's son and got permission to break a window to try and rescue her.
Sadly, she was too late.
"We saw that she was under the water, and we backed out and called 911," Poche said. "We think that the water got too high and she may have drowned."
The Harris County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Stanley downed and her body was recovered two days later.
Eventually, a dark truth came to light: thieves had ransacked the woman's home while her body was still inside.