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Incident at 10400 Burden at Parker Road

June 28, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the death of a man found at 10400 Burden at Parker Road about 9:45 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2005.

The deceased victim's identity and cause of death are pending an autopsy by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office. The victim is described as a white male between 40 and 60 years of age with a beard and mustache. He was wearing a light colored T-shirt, tan shorts and black combat style boots.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Elliott and Officer J. Sosa reported:

The victim was discovered lying on his back in a ditch at Burden at Parker Road by city workers cleaning the storm drainage system. The Houston Fire Department and Houston Police Department responded and determined the victim was deceased. No identification was found on the victim and police observed minor contusions on his face. It's believed the victim might have been at the location as early as 2 a.m. At this time, it is unknown if he was struck by a vehicle or assaulted and knocked into the ditch.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Houston Police Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.


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