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Incident at 13432 Hempstead Road #116

August 25, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the death of a man found at 13432 Hempstead Road #116 about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday (August 24).

The victim, identified as David Eugene Darnell, 48, of 1325 Cedar Post Lane #13, suffered blunt trauma to the head and face and died at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Officers P.J. Guerrero and J. Selvera reported:

Officers were called to the National Motel after housekeeping personnel found the victim's body inside his room at check-out time. He appeared to have suffered blunt trauma to the head and face. Mr. Darnell had checked into the motel the day before. His truck is missing.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

GO/ JFC 8-25-06
Inc #131064506

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