Authorities in Houston are awaiting the results of an autopsy following the discovery of a deceased male under a bridge at 7600 Liberty Road early this morning.
The identity of the individual and the cause of death are yet to be officially confirmed pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
According to reports from the Houston Police Department (HPD) Homicide Division, HPD patrol officers were called to the scene in response to reports of a deceased person at the aforementioned address. Passers-by had reportedly spotted the unresponsive male lying under the bridge.
Upon arrival, the officers found the body in an advanced state of decomposition. Houston Fire Department paramedics were called to the scene and pronounced the individual deceased.
The investigation is currently in progress, and authorities are eagerly awaiting the results of the autopsy to shed more light on the circumstances surrounding the death.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.