Melissa police, with assistance from the Texas Rangers and the Collin County Sheriff’s Office, are investigating a homicide in the 3000 block of Maple Lane in Melissa.

Though the Melissa P.D. is keeping close wraps on the murder investigation, what was known at press time is that a 17-year-old male returned home from school sometime after 4 p.m. on Monday and found his 34-year-old mother dead.

One local news source is identifying the victim as Nicole Leger. Melissa P.D. would not release the victim’s name nor confirm this report at press time.

It is believed that the victim in this case was also a victim in an aggravated sexual assault in Denton County that occurred in March.

MPD Capt. Kyle Babcock told The Anna-Melissa Tribune that the department has stated that neighbors should not be worried about their safety because they believe the victim knew the suspect.

The Tribune will continue to follow this story.