Houston police investigating body found in SW Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The Houston Police Department was investigating a homicide Saturday afternoon in southwest Houston.

Detectives were called to Sandpiper Drive at West Airport around 10:50 a.m. after a passerby noticed a foul smell.

Officers said they found a body in a large set of black trash bags upon arriving. Witnesses said the bag was not there earlier in the morning and believe the bags were placed sometime after 8:15 a.m.

It was unknown if the body belonged to that of a man or a woman, but officers said an investigation is underway.

No other details were released.

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