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Houston Police Department

Investigation into Male Found Deceased at 6601 Sands Point #13

February 24, 2011 - Houston police are investigating the death of a man found after a fire was extinguished at 6601 Sands Point #13 about 4:10 p.m. on Thursday (Feb. 24).

The victim, Jose Alejandro Benitez, 32, of the above address, suffered apparent burns and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Rodriguez and Officer M. Condon reported:

An HPD patrol officer observed a fire in the garage at the above location. HFD emergency personnel arrived and found Mr. Benitez in the driver's seat of his vehicle. The car, the garage and Benitez had been burned. There was no apparent trauma to Benitez.

The investigation is pending Benitez's cause of death, to be determined by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

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

VHS/JFC 2-25-11

Inc. #023951311

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