October 29, 2014 - Houston police have released surveillance video of a male wanted for questioning in the death of a man found at 1111 Louisiana Street about 10:50 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 26).
The victim, Cory Roussell, 27, suffered apparent blunt force trauma to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. His cause of death is pending an autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Meeler, Senior Police Officer J. Villareal and Officers S. Overstreet and A. Vinogradov reported:
About 4:50 a.m. on Sunday (Oct. 26), Mr. Roussell was seen running down Louisiana Street. Later that night, about 10:50 p.m., a security officer found Roussell deceased in a parking garage at the above address.
Further investigation determined Roussell had been in the company of a black male while in downtown Houston that morning. About 4:30 a.m. the two were seen running westbound on McKinney Street just west of Main Street. About five minutes later, they were seen near the downtown Houston Library at 500 McKinney Street.
The released video shows a male, who may be the individual seen with Roussell, outside a building on Travis Street near Leeland. HPD investigators would like to speak with him about the events that morning. A link to the video can be found on the HPD YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/CrY1bOcUpp8
Anyone with information on the identity of the individual in the video or his whereabouts is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.
NOTE: Investigators are not currently available for interviews today.
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