CHANNELVIEW, Texas – Harris County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a bicyclist’s body was reportedly found in a roadway in Channelview Friday.
Units responded to reports about a scene in the 15700 block of Garlang.
Correct spelling of street is Garlang. https://t.co/5jo4YLAZ2v— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) August 26, 2022
When deputies arrived at the scene, they found an unresponsive man lying on the roadway near a bicycle, HCSO Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. Deputies said the man was confirmed dead at the scene.
Gonzalez said the man is between 30 and 40 years old. Deputies believe the victim was possibly attacked by an animal since he reportedly had multiple dog bite wounds on his body.
We just received an update from @HCSO on the Homicide investigation near Garlang St. Investigators say they believe this was an animal attack, the victim had multiple dog bites. @KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/AN20zwwg74— Brittany Jeffers (@KPRC2BrittanyJ) August 26, 2022
According to investigators, the area is known for having a lot of stray and unrestrained dogs. People who live in the area claim it is a serious issue.
One man told KPRC 2 reporter Brittany Jeffers he was attacked by two pit bulls while he was working on his bicycle.
“I thought they were gonna kill me, I lost so much blood,” Daniel Pram said.
Pram said his friend rescued him. He had to get skin grafts and has undergone three surgeries.
Another resident in the area said his wife also had a run-in with unrestrained dogs.
“My wife was checking the mail one day and one of the pit bulls came running up. The owner chased him down and stopped him before he got to my wife but it could have been bad,” he said.
An autopsy will be conducted by Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences and the investigation is ongoing. Deputies are asking area residents to review their surveillance cameras.
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to call HCSO Homicide at (713) 274-9100.
Update to scene on Garlang: its possible this stemmed from an aggressive dog attack. Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences will determine manner & cause of death. Asking area residents to review surveillance cameras. If anyone has info, pls call HCSO Homicide 713-274-9100 https://t.co/9AUp21VbVr— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) August 26, 2022