Investigation underway after man found dead, handcuffed inside pickup in SE Houston, police say

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HOUSTON – An investigation is underway after a man was found dead and handcuffed inside a vehicle Monday morning in southeast Houston, according to the Houston Police Department.

The discovery was made around 10:48 a.m. when HPD patrol units observed a pickup truck parked in the 3800 block of Alice Street, police said.

As officers approached the vehicle, police said they smelled a strong odor coming from inside the vehicle. When they opened the door, they reportedly found the man slumped in the driver’s side of the vehicle, covered by a comforter.

Investigators said the body appeared to have been there for four to five days. The person was reportedly handcuffed and suffered from multiple puncture wounds to the neck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The identity of the man and his cause of death are pending an autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

Further investigation developed a suspect described only as a Hispanic male, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a yellow work shirt and tan work boots. There is no known motive in the incident at this time.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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