Houston Police Department
Investigation into Man's Death Following Fire at 9710 Telephone Road

July 16, 2012 - Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a man found by firefighters extinguishing a fire at 9710 Telephone Road about 3:50 a.m. today (July 16).

The victim's identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Bush and Officer C. Sturdivant reported:

Houston Fire Department fire fighters responded to a fire at the above address and found a storage container that had been modified for use as a residence on fire.  The victim was found inside and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

HPD Homicide and HFD Arson investigators were called to the scene to investigate the incident.  The investigation is pending the victim's cause of death.

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

JKS/VHS 7-16-12
Inc. #089790612

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