Police: Man stabbed before trailer caught fire

January 31, 2012 5:46:36 PM PST
Detectives say a man whose body was recovered from a trailer fire in Baytown had actually been stabbed several times before the blaze.

Forty-nine-year-old Ronald Pearson's body was found Saturday after a fire erupted at his trailer in the 6200 block of North State Highway 146. Detectives initially thought he died because of the blaze but an autopsy showed he had suffered several stab wounds to his neck.

Now detectives are trying to identify a suspect in connection to his death. Anyone with information is urged to contact Baytown Crime Stoppers at 281-427-8477.