September 24, 2013 - Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a man at 2800 Terminal Road about 8:25 a.m. today (Sept. 24).
The male, Benedict Sylvester Igwedike, 67, of Lagos, Nigeria, died at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officer M. Miller reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to a deceased male on arriving United Airlines flight #143 from Lagos, Nigeria. Further investigation determined Mr. Igwedike passed away shortly after the flight departed from Nigeria. The flight was then rerouted to Dakar, Senegal. After refueling, authorities in Senegal rerouted the flight to Houston.
The investigation is pending Mr. Igwedike's cause of death.
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