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Incident at 4500 Palo Pinto

February 25, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the apparent beating death of a man found in the 4500 block of Palo Pinto about 5:10 a.m. today (Feb. 25).

The unidentified victim suffered blunt trauma to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy will be performed to determine his identity and cause of death.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C.E. Elliott and Officer M. Cruz Jr. reported:

Officers responded to a call of a man found dead in the street in the 4500 block of Palo Pinto. Investigators arrived and determined the victim appeared to have been beaten at an unknown location and then taken to and left in the street on Palo Pinto.

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.

JFC 2-25-06
Inc #031399706

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