Body of man who stole van from UH campus recovered in bayou

By John Brannen - Web Editor
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HOUSTON - Friday afternoon, authorities found the body of a man who drowned in a bayou in southeast Houston.

The body was found near Spur 5 and Wheeler Avenue.

Police say the man stole a van from a contractor at the University of Houston campus Tuesday.

Authorities say the call initially came in as a drowning, and homicide detectives with the Houston Police Department were called to the scene. The caller told police that they saw a body in the bayou.

The van belonged to JC Contractors and was recovered from a bayou Wednesday but the man was not there.

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