Update on Incident at 414 Pickney
September 2, 2005 -- Houston
police have learned the identity and cause of death of a man found
at 414 Pickney on August 27, 2005 about 12:10 p.m.
The victim has been identified as Raymond Michael
Cotton, 49, who was homeless. The Harris County Medical Examiner's
office determined he died from blunt trauma and ruled the death
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Binford and
Officer R. Swainson reported:
A homeless person flagged down a Harris County
Sheriff's deputy and advised him 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.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.