Man's body found bound, gagged in northwest Houston ditch

HOUSTON – A man’s body was found bound and gagged Thursday in a northwest Houston ditch.

The discovery was reported about 7:20 a.m. near the corner of 12th Street and Hempstead Road.

Detective Gordon Sullivan, of the Houston Police Department, said someone who was driving by noticed the body and called for help.

“The body was bound on his feet and his hands and there are multiple casings at the scene,” said Sullivan.

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It's not yet clear how many times the man had been shot, Sullivan said.

Sullivan described the man as white or Hispanic and between 20 and 35 years old. He said the man was wearing a black shirt and black pants.

Now, detectives hope to determine who he was, why he was killed and who pulled the trigger.

It is unclear how long the man was in the ditch.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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