POLICE Department

Investigation into Male Found Deceased at 1 North Hamilton Street

July 5, 2024 - Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a male found at 1 North Hamilton Street about 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday (July 3).  

The identity and cause of death of the male, Lance Fontenot, 45, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Ponder and Detective K. Stringer reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a a report of a deceased person at the above address and found an unresponsive Mr. Fontenot.  Houston Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced him deceased.  

A preliminary investigation and witness statements indicated Fontenot, who is believed to be homeless, was possibly involved in a physical altercation earlier the same day with another homeless male.  

There were no immediate signs of trauma.  The investigation is pending the male's cause of death, to be determined by an autopsy.  

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

VHS/SOA  7-5-24
Inc. #095454424



For additional information, please contact the HPD Office of Community Affairs at 713-308-3200.