Fishermen find body along Cypress Creek in NW Harris Co., HCSO says

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Two fishermen reportedly discovered a body alongside the road in northwest Harris County, officials say.

According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the body was found Sunday along Cypress Creek in the 18400 block of Mossforest Drive near Shady Stream.

The person is believed to be in their 20s.

Sgt. Jason Brown said the body had been at the location for weeks and it was starting to decompose.

Neighbors who live nearby say it’s disturbing.

“It’s very scary as a resident in this community. It does raise a lot of questions,” Crystal Martinez said.

Martinez says she was shocked to learn two fishermen discovered a body along the creek. It’s an area Martinez and her family have walked before.

“It was crazy news to us,” she said. “We have little kids who ride their bikes in and out, and we try to tell them, ‘Do not go past the neighbors.’”

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office did not release a description of the victim.

Investigators are treating the case as a homicide.

“Either it’s been placed out there or the person was deceased out there. Since it’s been out there for a bit, we’ve had rain in the meantime. It’s a heavily wooded area, a lot of animal activity. So it’s hard to decipher the scene as to how the person was found,” Brown said.

Detectives say it will be up to the medical examiner’s office to determine if there are signs of trauma. Neighbors tell us they would like to see more deputies patrol the area, especially at night.

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