Man Found Dead at 8600 Southwest Freeway

October 14, 2008 - Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a man found at 8600 Southwest Freeway (U.S. Highway 59 South) service road about 2:20 a.m. on Monday (Oct. 13).

The victim, 54, had no apparent wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. T. Wyers and Senior Police Officer R. P. Martinez reported:

Patrol officers conducted a traffic stop of a tractor trailer truck in the 8600 block of the Southwest Freeway service road. During the investigation, officers found a deceased male and a second male, 18, stowed away in the sleeper portion of the truck. That second male was questioned and referred to agents with the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The driver and a male companion were detained for questioning and released without charges at this time.

The investigation is continuing.

Inc. #151519508

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