Man's body found in Aldine-area ditch, Harris County sheriff says

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Man found dead, partially submerged in ditch, deputies say
An investigation got underway in the Aldine area, where deputies say a man's body was found in a ditch.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- An investigation is underway after a body was found in a drainage ditch in the Aldine area Tuesday afternoon, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez posted on Twitter about the discovery just before 4 p.m.

Gonzalez said the corpse was found partially submerged in a ditch near the roadway in the 11200 block of Foy Lane. Gonzalez said it will take some time to identify the man and to determine how he died because he was found in water.

Authorities are working to determine if the body belongs to a man who was reported missing from the neighborhood. His brother told ABC13 he was last seen Sunday.

Eyewitness News is not naming the man until he is positively identified, but his brother said he was 63 years old and blind.

Gonzalez said he believes the current carried the body to the location where it was discovered.

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