The Harris County Sheriff's Office arrived and found a man in his early 50s. He was already dead, lying outside his pickup truck in a field behind his home in the 12400 block of Beaumont Highway near C.E. King Parkway.
Officials said they got a fire ladder truck to get an aerial look at some tire tracks around the victim's truck. The tracks are not the victim's, they said.
Deputies have not released any other details, and the motive is unknown.
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