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Incident at 5225 Calhoun

July 28, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the death of a man found at 5225 Calhoun about 7:10 a.m. on Wednesday (July 26).

The victim is identified as John Collins, 52, a homeless man who frequented the MacGregor Park area. He sustained blunt trauma to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant P.C. Motard and Officer C.P. Abbondandolo reported:

A construction worker found Mr. Collins lying on the roadway near the clubhouse in MacGregor Park. The park is undergoing renovations and was closed to the public. According to family members, Collins preferred living on the streets and selected the MacGregor Park area as his home for the past two years. Robbery does not appear to be a motive. Investigators were told the killing likely occurred sometime between 7 p.m. on Tuesday (July 25) and 7 a.m. on Wednesday.

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.

NJM/JFC 7/28/06
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division a 713-308-3200.