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Incident at 414 Pickney

August 28, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the death of a man at 414 Pickney on August 27, 2005 about 12:10 p.m.

The victim's identity and cause of death are pending an autopsy by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Binford and Officer R. Swainson reported:

A homeless person flagged down a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy that was in the area. The deputy was advised that a dead person was located in a warehouse nearby. The deputy searched the area and located the badly decomposed body of a male in a vacant pipe distribution warehouse building. The building had several bedding areas present and it was littered with food items and empty bottles as if people frequented the property. No other person was found there at the time of the investigation.

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.

JGA 8-28-05

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.