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Incident at 15000 Gulf Freeway Service Road

January 24, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the death of a man found in the 15000 block of the Gulf Freeway service road about 12:30 a.m. today (Jan. 24).

The victim's identity and cause of death will be determined by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants L.A. Flores and C.W. Howard reported:

The victim was found lying in a drainage ditch. Witnesses told investigators they were driving their four-wheel vehicles and saw the male in the ditch. At that time, they drove to a nearby fire station and notified authorities there. Houston Fire Department paramedics arrived and pronounced the male dead at the scene.

There are no known witnesses or suspects at this time. 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/MES 1-24-06
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.