Body found in northwest Houston ditch

A flood control worker found a body in a northwest Houston ditch.

October 13, 2010 9:18:26 AM PDT
A flood control worker discovered a body in a northwest Houston ditch yesterday. The victim was discovered near Wheatley and Tidwell around 4:45pm Tuesday afternoon. The worker told police the man's body was partially submerged in the ditch. Police believe he had been there for about 18 hours.

The victim, 32, suffered a possible gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim's identity has not been released.

Shortly afterward, police say an abandoned vehicle was recovered in southwest Houston with physical evidence inside of it believed related to the male's death. Robbery is believed to be the motive in this incident.

There are no know suspects at this time.

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.