A body was found on Sandpiper Street in southwest Houston.
Homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a person whose body was found wrapped in trash bags in southwest Houston on Saturday, police said.
A bystander discovered the body near the intersection of West Airport Boulevard and Sandpiper Drive and alerted Houston Police at 10:50 a.m., said HPD spokesman Kese Smith.
Officers arriving on scene found the decomposing body of unidentified individual in a “large set of black trash bags,” Smith said. Eyewitnesses told police the bag-wrapped body had appeared around 8:15 a.m Saturday.
Police have not publicly identified the victim’s age or gender.
Few details were available as of Saturday evening. The cause of death is pending autopsy by the Harris County medical examiner.
Nora Mishanec is a Hearst fellow for the Houston Chronicle.
She previously worked on the breaking news team at The San Francisco Chronicle, and as a reporter at The Register-Star, the nation’s second-oldest newspaper.
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