HPD: Burned body found in the woods in SE Houston

HOUSTON - Homicide detectives are investigating after a body was found in southeast Houston.

Officials said just before 8 a.m., police found an abandoned truck along the Sims Bayou in the 3400 block of Airport Boulevard.

About 30 minutes later, Houston police said a witness found a partially burned body in the wooded area about 100 yards away from the truck.

Officials said the body was violently assaulted and burned.

Investigators have not identified the body, but described the victim as a black man in his 30s.

Police said their investigation is ongoing.

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