Incident at 1800 Crawford
April 9, 2005 -- Houston police
are investigating the death of a man found in the 1800 block of
Crawford about 12:45 p. m. on Friday, April 8, 2005.
The identity of the male victim and the cause
of death are pending an autopsy by the Harris County Medical Examiner's
HPD Homicide Division Officer R. Swainson reported:
City of Houston parking meter attendants conducting
routine duties saw a green Chevrolet van, Texas license plate
#S96FWB, parked at an expired parking meter on Crawford. The same
meter attendants had seen this vehicle several days earlier and
had issued illegal parking citations to the vehicle. On this date,
they noticed a foul odor coming from the vehicle. Upon further
inspection, the attendants saw what appeared to be a body in the
cargo area of the van. The witnesses call police and an ambulance
to the scene.
Officers responding to the scene said it appeared
the victim had been at the location for several days and confirmed
the vehicle and the deceased male had been reported missing several
Anyone with information in this case is urged
to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime
Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.