Man found dead inside Friendswood home identified

Friendswood Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a white 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 extended cab 4-door truck, TX GTB7474. (Friendswood Police Department)

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas – Police have identified the man who was found dead inside of a Friendswood home on Monday.

This comes after officers asked for the public’s help with finding a vehicle they believe may be connected to the death of the man.

Police believe the person of interest was driving the white 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 extended cab 4-door truck with the license plate TX GTB7474. Surveillance video captured the truck leaving the area on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m.

The vehicle was found Monday night at a wrecker impound lot, according to police.

On Monday afternoon, Friendswood police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Oak Vista at 12:40 p.m.

During a security sweep of the home, officers found a man, later identified as 51-year-old Todd Starling, lying dead in the front hallway.

The Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office said Starling had a head wound consistent with foul play. Police believe he had been dead inside the home for several days.

If anyone knows of any suspicious activity in the area, please contact the Friendswood Police Department at 281-996-3300.