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Incident at 6233 Westheimer

April 30, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the death of a man found at 6233 Westheimer about 12:50 p.m. on Saturday (Apr. 29).

The victim is identified as Todd Christopher Smith, 42, of 2757 Briar Grove #409. The cause of death is pending an autopsy by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J.W. Belk and Officer M.J. Miller reported:

Smith's body was found lying face down in an alleyway with a ligature in the form of an air compressor belt around his neck. A 2x4 was used to tighten the belt in place. His injuries may have been self-inflicted.

NJM 4/30/06
Inc #66840806

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