POLICE Department

Investigation into Male Found Deceased at 703 Timberline Drive

February 22, 2016 - Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a male found after a fire was extinguished at 703 Timberline Drive about 6 a.m. on Saturday (February 20).  

The victim is identified as Jason W. Rutland, 42, of the above address.  His cause of death is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Homicide Division Officers W. Gilbert and C. Hogue reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to the above address after HFD emergency personnel extinguished a house fire.  HFD personnel told officers Mr. Rutland was found deceased outside the burning residence.  

At this time, there are no known witnesses nor suspects.  

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

VHS/JFC 2-22-16
Inc. #022303316

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