Man found stabbed to death in Fifth Ward ditch

HOUSTON – Police are investigating the discovery of a man's body in an empty lot near Houston’s Fifth Ward.

The discovery was reported about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday near the corner of Hershe Street and Lockwood Drive.

Video from SKY2 showed police had used crime scene tape to rope off a large area at the intersection. At least six police cruisers were at the scene.

Police said Thursday that the 40- to 50-year-old man appeared to have suffered multiple stab wounds to his back and chest.

The man's identity has not yet been released.

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