Water leak complaint leads to murder victim

July 24, 2012 12:16:05 PM PDT
A call for help with a water leak turned into a murder investigation at a southwest Houston apartment complex.

Houston police say that an apartment resident in the 5500 block of El Camino Del Ray complained to the maintenance staff about water pouring through the bathroom ceiling at about 4:30pm Monday. When the maintenance worker investigated the apartment above, he found a man on the floor with a blanket over him and blood on the wall. The victim had suffered cuts to his throat and upper chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time, police say there is no known motive nor suspect. Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

The victim's identity has not been released.

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