HOUSTON - Police are investigating the death of a girl Thursday morning whose body was found lying in a southwest Houston road.
The body was found about 7:35 a.m. near the intersection of Sharpcrest Street and Sam Houston Parkway South.
Houston police said a man who was taking his kids to school found the body.
Investigators said the victim, who is believed to be a girl in her teens, was shot several times.
The identity of the victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Services.
Initially, police said they were trying to determine if the girl was killed at another location and her body was dumped at the scene.
"The signs that I'm looking at would appear that she was killed somewhere else, brought here and then dumped," said Fil Waters, of HPD Homicide. "It looks like it was just rolled up, opened the door, rolled her out and left."
Later witnesses reported hearing gunshots in the area the girl was found around 5 a.m.
Investigators said the girl was wearing a shirt, jeans and tennis shoes.
HPD said at this time there is no known motive or suspect.
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