Man Found Dead at 4600 Phlox

September 22, 2008 - Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a man found in the 4600 block of Phlox about 8:55 p.m. on Saturday (September 20).

The victim, Earnest Brooks, 62, of Houston, who suffered multiple broken bones, including a broken neck, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officer T. Miller and Officer M. Miller reported:

A passerby found Mr. Brooks deceased in a drainage ditch next to the roadway in the 4600 block of Phlox. HFD personnel then transported him to the hospital. Further investigation determined Brooks had been at a nearby hangout with friends and was on his way home.

An autopsy will be performed by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of Brooks’ death.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

Inc. #139375708

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