Man's body found in front hallway of home days after death, Friendswood police say

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Man killed in same Friendswood home where woman died 16 months prior
A man was found in the hallway of a home in Friendswood along Oak Vista several days after being killed, according to police.

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas (KTRK) -- A man was found in the hallway of a home in Friendswood several days after being killed, according to police. It's the same house where a woman was also found dead in May 2021.

People who live in the neighborhood in the heart of Friendswood said they were spooked by what happened inside in just a 16-month span. In two separate instances, police found the bodies of people who had been dead for days. Friendswood police confirmed Margaret Starling died of natural causes, but they said something suspicious may have happened to the man who moved in next.

On Monday, Friendswood police officers responded to a death investigation in the 400 block of Oak Vista at about 12:40 p.m.

When officers arrived, they said a security sweep was conducted of the home when they found a white man dead in the front hallway.

The Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office said the victim has a head wound consistent with foul play.

Police said they believe the man has been dead inside the home for several days.

SkyEye was at the scene, where investigators could be seen moving in and out of the home as they work to figure out what exactly happened. Cody Scott lives nearby and described what he saw Monday afternoon.

"I walked out to go back to work from my lunch break, and there were cop cars everywhere. Detectives were walking around with badges," Scott said.

The victim's identity has not been confirmed, according to investigators.

In an evening update, police were able to produce a vehicle of interest that was captured on surveillance video leaving the area this past Saturday morning.

They are looking for a white GMC Sierra 1500 extended cab, four-door truck, bearing Texas license plate GTB7474.

Scott said he felt more curious than afraid. "I'm sure there's going to be a police presence for a while. I'm not really worried, but it's kind of like, what did happen?" he asked.

Authorities urge you to contact the Friendswood Police Department at 281-996-3300 if you know anything about this case are would like to report any suspicious activity.

SkyEye flew over the Oak Vista neighborhood in Friendswood where a man's body was found. Police later released an image of a vehicle of interest in the case.

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