HOUSTON – The Fulshear Police Department discovered the bodies of two men at home while conducting a welfare check Monday morning, police said.
At about 10 a.m., a family member called Fulshear police to conduct a welfare check at a home in the 7400 block of Katy Fulshear Road, officials said.
Capt. Mike McCoy said when his officers walked up to the home they immediately knew something was wrong.
“There was an odor. Unfortunately, they had been in there for a few days and so the smell was there and that’s one of the reasons that we determined we needed to make entry into the house because we could tell something was wrong,” McCoy said.
Police say the homeowner and a friend of the homeowner who lived nearby were both found dead in the home beside each other in chairs. Officials said the bodies were in such bad shape that they weren’t able to immediately discern a cause of death but do not suspect foul play. They also said there was no forced entry into the home.
Relatives of the homeowner said they last spoke to him on Thursday, which sparked the welfare check.
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