Man's body found near downtown Houston

By Lea Wilson - Digital News Editor

HOUSTON - Homicide detectives were investigating after a man was found dead Thursday near downtown Houston.

Police were called around 7 a.m. to the 2200 block of Pierce Street near I-45. Officers found the body of a man, who has not been identified, lying under Gulf Freeway, investigators said. 

Video from Sky2 showed police tape around what appeared  to be a homeless encampment.

Investigators said the man died of natural causes and there was no sign of foul play.

Anyone with information is asked to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.  

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