63-year-old man found stabbed to death in N. Harris Co. apartment identified as family's loved one

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An investigation got underway at the Cranbrook Forest apartment complex in north Harris County, where a man was found with multiple stab wounds.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The body of a man, who was found dead with multiple stab wounds at a north Harris County apartment complex, may belong to a 63-year-old whose loved ones haven't heard from in days.

Family members informed Eyewitness News reporter Miya Shay after she arrived at an active investigation in the 13800 block of Ella Boulevard, near West Rankin, on Friday afternoon.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez first mentioned the nature of the investigation at the Cranbrook Forest apartment complex.

"(Harris County Precinct 4) deputies responded to a call for service," Gonzalez tweeted, adding the call came in at about 9:42 a.m. "Units discovered an adult male deceased from what appears to be multiple stab wounds."

Family members identified the man as Lathan Tero and told ABC13 that he lived in the apartment alone.

When his sister didn't hear from him for a few days, she called the apartment complex, asking management to check on him.

Tero's body was found in the living room. Sheriff investigators say he had multiple stab wounds. However, there was no forced entry into the home or immediate indication of a motive or why anyone would want Tero dead.

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