Frisco police said they were called to a home in the 5900 block of Charleston Drive about 11 a.m. Wednesday to perform a welfare check when she didn't show up for work.
Officers found Anna Moses, 43, dead inside the home.
Moses' car was also found abandoned a few blocks away from the home.
Moses was a single mother and worked at the University of Texas at Dallas as the assistant director of strategic planning analysis.
"The news of Anna's passing is a shock to the University community. Anna has worked at UT Dallas since 2005. She was well liked and respected by her colleagues, and she will be sorely missed," said John Walls, Associate VP of Communications at UT Dallas.
Frisco police and the Texas Rangers are investigating the woman's death as a homicide, but said initial indications lead them to believe this was an isolated incident.
In 2013, Moses, who called herself a data detective, was awarded a staff scholarship to study business intelligence and design.
Donna Ross, a friend of Moses', said she texted Moses Tuesday night about a documentary and never got a response, which she says was odd.
"She did confide in me that she and her boyfriend Michael would argue quite a bit, but nothing violent…nothing violent at all," said Ross.