Man's body found under bridge identified; Information sought in murder

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HOUSTON - A man whose body was found under a bridge has been identified and authorities are searching for clues in the murder case.

Houston police say a witness found the victim under the bridge near the bayou at 4500 Richey Road in north Harris County. The witness then notified another individual who called 911 and reported the incident.

The victim, Jawon Carson, 35, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Further investigation determined that on December 8, Carson was with a witness at his Houston home when he went downstairs.  Moments later, the witness heard gunshots.  The witness ran to a balcony, but was unable to locate Carson.  The witness then called Carson's family, who called 911.  
Harris County Sheriff's deputies responded and filed a missing person report.

On Dec. 14, Carson was identified by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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