Police investigating after homeless man found possibly beaten to death in downtown Houston

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Saturday, June 3, 2023
Eyewitness News at 9am - June 3, 2023
Eyewitness News at 9am - June 3, 2023

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- An investigation is underway after a homeless man was found dead near downtown Houston early Saturday morning, according to police

The video above is from ABC13's 9 a.m. newscast on Saturday.

According to Det. Keith Lovelace with HPD, officers responded to the 400 block of Franklin near Bagby Street just before 7 a.m. after a call of a person down.

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When officials arrived, it was found that the man had been assaulted with an unknown object and suffered from blunt force trauma.

Officials did confirm the suspect in question is a man, but there is no detailed description.

According to police, the victim is said to be in his late 50s and will be identified through the medical examiner's office.

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Anyone with any information regarding the incident is urged to call the Houston Police Department or Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-22-TIPS (8477).