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Man ID'd, cause of death released after he was found dead in back seat of car in Hunting Bayou

GALENA PARK, Texas – A man was found dead Tuesday inside a car that was halfway submerged in a bayou near a Galena Park neighborhood.

Police said a group of kids were playing around 9 p.m. along Hunting Bayou on Duna Way near Strick when they saw the car surrounded by bushes and partly in the water.

Galena Park police found the man, identified as Luis FLores, in the back seat and appeared to have been shot to death, Harris County deputies said. 

His cause of death was determined to be from gunshot wounds to the head and chest, according to the Institute of Forensic Sciences

The cause of the man’s death is under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the HCSO Homicide Unit at 713-274-9100.