Houston police investigating water tank homicide in Buried Water
Posted On July 27, 2021
Water tanks at two homes in Houston are buried in water, prompting a police investigation into whether someone drowned or was injured.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that it has begun investigating the death of an unidentified man at a home at 16th and Buried roads, near Houston International Airport.
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said a neighbor called police about 4:30 a.m.
Wednesday and found the body of a man with apparent gunshot wounds inside a house.
Police found the man’s body and an autopsy is pending.
Investigators will continue to interview witnesses, Emmetta said.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said Wednesday there were no reports of foul play.
A motive for the killing is unknown, but investigators are also looking into whether the person drowned or if someone was injured in the water.
Authorities told CBS News that the home’s water tank has a soft-water capacity of 400 gallons.
Authorities said the soft-ground water tank is located at a residence near the airport.
Authorities said a man has been arrested in connection with the case and that he is being questioned by detectives.