PEARLAND -

A homicide investigation is underway after a nurse at MD Anderson Cancer Center was found dead in his Pearland home.

Pearland police responded to a welfare check on Juanario ‘John’ Rosas just before 9 p.m. Sunday.

Coworkers of the victim called police after Rosas did not show up for his scheduled shift at the hospital.

Upon arrival at Rosas’ home in the 4800 block of Pinder Lane, police found his body.

Detectives said their investigation suggests this was not a random act. Rosas’ death is being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information that could help put together a timeline of Rosas' activities over weekend is asked to call the Pearland Police Department at 281-997-4100 or Brazoria County Crime Stoppers at 979-864-2279.