Man's body found on sidewalk in front of SW Houston temple

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man's body was found Tuesday morning on a sidewalk in front of a temple in southwest Houston, but the person's friend believes he collapsed on the way home.

Houston police said their homicide detectives were investigating the body in the 8400 block of South Breeze Drive, which is just off South Gessner Road near West Bellfort Avenue. Officers were informed of the body at about 9:30 a.m.

The victim is believed to be in his 30s and had visible signs of trauma, police added.

SkyEye over the scene captured several police vehicles in front of the Houston Cao Dai temple.

The cause of the man's death is under investigation. HPD believes the death is not related to the temple.

A person who was identified as the victim's friend told Eyewitness News he and others had been playing dominoes in a car lot at the end of the block just before he died. The friend believes the man collapsed while on his way home, insisting that he had been sick lately.



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