POLICE Department

Investigation into Deceased Person Found at 5200 East Houston Road

December 29, 2016 - Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a person found after a fire was extinguished at 5200 East Houston Road about 7:50 a.m. on Wednesday (December 28).  

The identity, gender and cause of death of the victim are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Homicide Division Officers M. Perez and K. Persad reported:  

HPD patrol officers and Houston Fire Department emergency personnel responded to a call of a van on fire in a grassy field at the above address.  Firefighters extinguished the fire and found a deceased person inside the vehicle.  A preliminary investigation determined the vehicle was reported stolen on Monday (December 26).  

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.  


VHS/KJS 12-29-16
Inc. #164600416

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