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Update: Investigation of Deceased Male at 700 Franklin

May 23, 2011 - Houston police have learned the identity of a male found deceased at 700 Franklin about 6:50 a.m. on Saturday (May 21).

The victim is identified as David Henry Watson, 43, of Houston.  The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences has ruled his death a homicide.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants C. Howard and E. Cisneros reported:

A passerby found the body of Mr. Watson in the bayou and alerted the police.  Watson appeared to be homeless and may have sustained gunshot wounds.

There are no known witnesses nor 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.

Update: JKS/JFC 5-23-11
JKS/JFC 5-23-11
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.