Cab driver found dead in SE Houston

February 2, 2011 2:06:56 PM PST
A Houston cab driver was found dead overnight in the parking lot of a park on the city's south side. An officer was on patrol when he spotted a cab parked around 1am in the 7500 block of Scott Street at Beech White Park. He discovered the cab driver slumped over in the vehicle with the driver's door open.

Police say the cab driver, identified as Alvin Irving, Jr., was partially in the cab with his leg hanging out. Irving, Jr. was pronounced dead on the scene. Police are now saying that Irvin, Jr. died of natural causes.

Investigators ruled out robbery earlier, saying they found money at the scene. We're told the cab driver was supposed to pick up an occupant near the area, but we we're also told that occupant was never picked up.

There are no known witnesses nor suspects in this case.

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.