Woman’s body found in back seat of van in southeast Houston: Police

Police said a woman's body was found in the backseat of a van in southeast Houston.

HOUSTON – Police are investigating after they said a security guard at a southeast Houston park discovered a woman’s dead body in the back seat of a van Wednesday night.

According to investigators, the guard didn’t see the van pull up while he was making his rounds at the Sagemont Park Community Center on Hughes Road.

Houston Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the woman dead from gunshot wounds. Police said they believe the woman died somewhere else and that her body was dumped along with the van at the park. Her identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

Investigators are checking surveillance cameras for clues. At this time, there is no known motive or suspect(s).  

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